Pick Me Up: New ways to energize

Many athletes (and non-athletes) are looking for a quick and easy energy boost. For those looking for options other than Red Bull, here are some of the newest energy-infused products to hit the market offering unconventional ways to put more pep in your step.

Chia is an ancient seed that has more omega 3 and dietary fibre than any other food from nature. It has been left out of the modern diet because it is very hard to grow, requiring specific climatic conditions. Considered by some to be nature’s complete superfood, chia seeds were first used as food as early as 3500 BC and were one of the main dietary components of the Aztecs and the Mayans.

    Popcorn: Popcorn may be best suited as a buttery movie treat, but the caffeinated variety is sparking serious athletes as well as weekend warriors. BioFUEL caffeine infused popcorn turns sweet and salty kettle corn into a snack that really has pop. The kernels, packaged in five-ounce servings, are available in three varieties: Original, the more heavily-caffeinated XL and a decaf Kids version. While the packaging contains a warning about the hazards of consuming caffeine, BioFUEL maintains the same health benefits as most popcorn, making it a wholesome snack and a good source of fiber.

    The Boom.Boom inhaler is made from a blend of 100% natural ingredients, including menthol and essential oils, which combine to form an energizing vapor, the effects of which the user feels within seconds of use. The product claims further benefits including improved mood, sharpened mental focus, suppressed appetite, refreshed nasal cavities and improved breath.

    (h/t to TrendCentral.com)

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