Consider alternative energy source for quick pick-me-ups

Thinking about grabbing a tall coffee or an energy drink to perk you up after a morning workout? Caffeine can be a good thing, registered Baylor College of Medicine dietitian Roberta Anding says, but moderation is important.

High calories coffee drinks, tea with milk or energy drinks should be avoided when trying to get an energy fix, she said.

“My preference would be unsweetened tea with lemon or honey as a natural sweetener. Turn to that for your energy drink and you’ll get the combination of good nutrition and the desired caffeine,” she said.


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By Andy Phifer

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