An article from The Atlantic earlier this year captured it all with one, simple headline: “America’s Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted”.  There it is, proof that you aren’t alone.  As the piece, an interview with author Brigid Schlute, points out, it is women, particularly working moms, who feel the brunt of balancing work and home life.  It is a difficult, never ending cycle of family and home care juxtaposed against jobs that seem to never allow you to unplug.  How exactly are moms supposed to keep up?

When feeling exhausted with hours still left in the day, most reach for a coffee, soda, or energy drink to pull them through until they can collapse into bed, still drained.  Diets generally suffer, because grabbing a quick bite on the go is infinitely easier than finding healthier options that offer such convenience.  Add to that the afternoon sugar cravings and caffeine, and it’s no wonder we feel fatigued all the time.  The added calories and sugar do little more than spike, and then crash, energy and blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling even more wiped out by the time their effects wear off.  These options simply are not solid solutions, but that begs the question: What is?  After all, your schedule isn’t likely to let up anytime soon, so you must have an effective way to power through, right? 

Take a look on the back of any energy drink or soda can, and you will quickly realize why these are not the answer.  Most are packed with calories or artificial sweeteners which can not only pack on the pounds but also actually sap your energy after the initial spike.  This is one of the very issues that is addressed by ACUTEfruit energy beverages.  How do we offer a sustained release of energy in a healthy way?  While there are a number of components to this response, there are two which carry a particular amount of importance:

1.       Fewer Calories – Empty calories, or those which offer no nutritional value, are all you will find in a soda, not to mention the excess of sugar.  ACUTEfruit beverages offer the caffeine equivalent of 2 sodas but with 75 percent fewer calories and 40 percent less calories than other energy drinks.  Additionally, the calories you do consume in ACUTEfruit are far from empty, with large amounts of recommended daily values of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, and E. 

2.       Real Fruit Juice – Science has shown us time and time again that natural fruit juices are far healthier than refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.  That’s exactly why all ACUTEfruit energy drinks contain 50% real fruit juice.  Why waste calories on teaspoons of sugar or aspartame when you can offer your body a far healthier alternative with better results?

American workers and moms in particular are exhausted.  With schedules that never seem to ease, our nation is in a major energy crisis: the human kind.  The next time you feel a midday crash looming and need a boost of energy, be mindful of the choice you make.  Keep your health and the quality of energy you receive top of mind by reaching for an ACUTEfruit.  You’ll be amazed at the difference.