As I ramp up my running training for Broad Street (10 mile race here in Philly in May), I’ve been interested in energy drinks and foods that will help boost my overall health and energy. So it was timely to hear from Omega Infusion a zero calorie energy drink. It’s available in four flavors which contains 80mg of healthy‚ Omega-3s (EPA/DHA) with natural energy from B vitamins and antioxidant vitamin C.
Here’s a picture of each:
My favorite is the citrus, but the kids loved the berry the best. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Fruit Punch but I don’t normally like anything Fruit Punch flavored so that wasn’t a big surprise.
I now have a few of these tucked away in my car for after the gym or after I take some of my longer runs. Since it’s still very cold in Philly, they’ve been staying nice and chilled and they’re really refreshing after I’ve been working out. Especially after these long runs I’ve been having to add on. After an hour of running, I find I’m definitely struggling with my hydration and it’s nice to have one of these in the car to give me a quick hydration boost.
The flavor’s nice and I really don’t know how they get it to taste good with zero calories but who am I to question it, if it works and tastes great, that’s all I need to know!
Here’s some other important information about Omega-3s and how it helps your body:
The FDA qualified health benefit of Omega-3 fatty acids is a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). It is a fact that our bodies cannot naturally produce the nutrients found in Omega-3 so we must get them from outside sources. Recent studies have shown several potential benefits of Omega-3’s, including:
· Improvement of cognitive function in both children and adults
· Help with psychiatric disorders such as depression
· Increased mental focus and motivation
· Reduced stress levels and mental fatigue
· Reduced macular degeneration
· Strengthened red blood cells which may improve blood pressure, heart rate and vascular function
· Possible anticancer benefits
· Potential to counter inflammation
· Higher level of satiety and appetite reduction
Disclaimer: This has been a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.