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7 Simple Hacks To Boost Your Energy Naturally

Written by Jacqueline Alwill, Nutritionist

If you’re looking for a boost in energy but feel like the usual culprits like chocolate, candy and chips are sending you crashing down instead of picking you up (you’re right - that’s EXACTLY what they do!), then try these natural energy hacks…

1. Jump in a magnesium salt bath at the close of your day. 
Magnesium plays a role in hundreds of different biochemical pathways in the human body, INCLUDING our energy production (known as the ATP cycle). Grab magnesium salts from the supermarket and add a few tablespoons of them to a hot bath to close the day - hello, self-care, don’t mind if I do! If baths aren’t your thing, then aim to boost your diet with plenty of magnesium-rich foods such as nuts and seeds, legumes (chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans etc.), dark leafy greens, whole grains and cacao. 

2. Snack right. 
Heading into the heat of summer can make for some exciting, naturally energizing snack moments too. Aim for snacks that pack nutrition to replenish the body, rather than refined sugars, which after the sugary peak, can drop your energy to an all-time low and make you feel very depleted. Try a wholesome, delicious,  icy pole filled with berries, avocado, coconut cream, vanilla, a drizzle of dark chocolate and some crushed nuts to finish.

3. Soak in that sunshine. 
Be sure to head out in the off-peak hours of the day (9-12 and 2-5 in Winter and 8-10 and 3-5 in Summer) to reap the benefits of Vitamin D for immune health, bone strength and hormone production. Not only will your body thank you for the D, but some studies have also suggested an association between sunshine and serotonin production. Serotonin is the chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) required for communication between the brain and nerve cells in the body; and helps regulate mood, hunger, sleep, learning, memory and sexual behaviour. Good mood, sleep and sex = natural energy high!

4. Reach for a natural energy-boosting refreshment.
With the most delicious, all natural, invigorating, refreshing NEW energy drink - Remedy K!CK. With 80mg of caffeine (approximately the same as a cup of coffee) from green coffee beans and ginseng, but without the sugar and guilt of buying a traditional energy drink (which you KNOW actually does nothing for you), Remedy K!CK is an energy drink ready to give you a mental boost without the crash, and can help you GET IT DONE! Energy slump no longer. Remedy K!CK is your new mate in the fridge for your mid-afternoon pick-me-up when the slump hits and while you’re out and about, instead of that afternoon sugar bomb. Grab Remedy K!CK in 3 yummo flavours - Blackberry, Mango Pineapple or Lemon Lime at your local 7-Eleven or online via Remedy’s website.

5. Crowd your diet with micronutrients. 
Our bodies are amazing, but they’re not actually capable of doing ABSOLUTELY everything, so we need to consume an abundance of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) from dietary sources to support it and feel energized. One of the easiest ways to do this is to ‘crowd’ your plate with vegetables, which are chock full of micronutrients, before adding the rest of your meal. You’ll feel more satisfied by your meal and, in the process, naturally acquire the nutrients your body needs to be energized. 

6. Take an icy cold shower or plunge into the ocean. 
A golden oldie for boosting energy is cold water (or ice, you choose!) therapy. Cold showers, ice baths or ocean swims stimulate your body’s cells, helping you to feel more energised, alert and with greater clarity. If you’re a newbie to this practice…try taking your regular shower in the morning, followed by a cold water blast for 30 seconds. If you live near the ocean (lucky you!), jump in the water daily throughout the year (that’s right AND in Winter!) and note the difference in energy on days you do versus those you don’t. 

7. Reclaim your sleep
Without a doubt, one of the most naturally energising habits you can create is prioritising and reclaiming your sleep - quality and quantity. To action better sleep: Plan some meals for the week, ensuring good quality protein, carbohydrates and fats feature on your plate. Focus your evenings on a solid wind down from technology and blue light exposure, and go for books before bed. And identify your window of opportunity (WOO), which is the optimal time for your body to be getting to bed because it expects to sleep. You’ll know this because you’ll feel sleepy, but these days many ignore it and ‘push through’. Rather than doze off on the couch, know your WOO, and let that melatonin (our sleep-wake hormone) drop just as you drop on your sleep mask too. 

Let’s talk Energy Drinks (and why you should swap to Remedy K!CK)

We’ve all had a time in our lives when we guzzle caffeine like it’s going out of fashion. Maybe it’s because your newborn is screaming like the new cot is lava, the in-laws are (not so) subtly suggesting Christmas at yours or yup, it’s just another Monday morning.

We get it.

Life is hectic, but our brand-new energy drink, Remedy K!CK, is simple.
Remedy K!CK is the wiser energiser that goes hard on the caffeine (hello 80mg) but is slow on the release-  see ya jitters, sugar crashes and sugar highs. We're making energy drinks good again, and by good, we mean glorious, fruity and totally smashable. Because, well, we're firm believers that ‘fluoro green’ is not an actual flavour.

But just how have we done it?
It's all thanks to a tiny seed called the green coffee bean. No nasties. Nothing artificial. Just a smoother, more enduring energy hit that will have you ready to take on whatever life might throw at you. Did we also mention that Remedy K!CK contains the same caffeine as traditional energy drinks? C'mon, you know we'd never dream of depriving you of that sweet energy.

This is a drink you're not going to want to sleep on (literally), or maybe it's precisely the fix you're looking for to charge you into the night. Either way, we can't wait for you to try our brand-new caffeine hit in a can. Get ready to K!CK your goals (and get the much-needed edge when it comes to the inevitable Christmas ham wars).

 

Wondered how Remedy K!CK stacks up to your favourite energy drinks? We've got you.Wondered how Remedy K!CK stacks up to your favourite energy drinks? We've got you.

Get ready to K!CK it up a notch!

What’s that? An energy drink that’s not bad for you? Heck yes! It's time to ditch toxic energy for good with Remedy K!CK, the wiser energiser without the crash, jitters or guilt that comes from sugar-laden energy drinks that are full of artificial nasties.

Remedy K!CK is packed with fruity flavour and contains no sugar, for real. Featuring all natural ingredients, green coffee bean and ginseng, it's the perfect boost to power you through the day (or night!). 


Why is Remedy K!CK better than other energy drinks?

Remedy K!CK is packed with goodness with nothing hidden and nothing artificial! You’ll get all the benefits of our superior kombucha brew; live cultures, antioxidants and organic acids with no sugar, for real.

Plus, green coffee bean extract delivers a smoother, more enduring energy hit.


Where does the energy come from?

It’s all around you. Nah. JK. All Remedy K!CK flavours contain 80mg of caffeine per 250ml can. A cup of instant coffee sits at around 80mg of caffeine, and other energy drinks also contain around 80mg per 250ml can. Ours has the same amount but without the insane sugar load or any artificial nasties. We know what we’d rather drink!


Soooo….what does it even taste like?

Remedy K!CK is fizzy, and super refreshing. It's plump, juicy and bursting with fruity flavour.


How on earth do we make this bevvie?

Remedy K!CK comes from the same kitchen bench that brought you Remedy Kombucha and is made using the same live kombucha culture from the original homemade brew that our founders Sarah and Emmet nurtured back in the day.

Brewed the old school way, all the sugar is brewed out, leaving a live cultured drink with no sugar, for real! We then add green coffee bean, ginseng and all-natural flavours to dial it up to a whole new level for an all-natural energy drink that’s better for you!


When can I drink it?

In the AM: Remedy K!CK is the perfect bevvie to put a pep in your step first thing. Chock full of live cultures and antioxidants, try it for a fruity start to your day.

The 3pm slump: It’s a thing. Instead of reaching for a cheeky bar of chocolate or another coffee, why not try a Remedy K!CK. No guilt here, just a refreshingly natural energy hit.

You’re busting a gut at work or play: You’re out and about trying to get ‘it’ done or pulling a late one because you’ve got an exam or work presentation. Put down the artificial energy and reach for the Remedy K!CK, we say!

Sub out traditional energy drink: Got the jitters from one too many? We get it. We’re no saints either but try a Remedy K!CK instead and see how you go…we guarantee you’ll be feelin’ better for it!

Where can I buy it?

Remedy K!CK is available at 7-Eleven stores across Australia and online by the case!