A closer look at energy drinks with a natural kick
from Los Angeles Times
Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately. The natural food industry has responded with a flurry of alternatives, including replacing high-fructose corn syrup with organic evaporated cane juice and agave, sucralose with stevia, synthetic caffeine with yerba mate. Add South American "super foods" and vitamins, and you've got a new category of energy drinks.
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