Guarana is the Coca-Cola of the 21st century - Valmir Ferrari
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Guarana is a new caffeine alternative that’s all the rage in energy drinks these days. A few weeks ago, a pregnant client told me she was drinking guarana-flavored soda instead of coffee because she thought it was a healthier pick. Thing is, guarana actually contains much more caffeine than coffee. The takeaway: Guarana isn’t always safe. Read up on the facts and find out if it’s right for you.
What Is Guarana?
Also known by the names guarana gum, guarana seed, zoom and Brazilian cocoa, guarana (pronounced GWAR-ah-na) is a tropical plant that bears small red fruit. To say that guarana contains a “little bit of caffeine” is an understatement. In fact, guarana…
Also known by the names guarana gum, guarana seed, zoom and Brazilian cocoa, guarana (pronounced GWAR-ah-na) is a tropical plant that bears small red fruit. To say that guarana contains a “little bit of caffeine” is an understatement. In fact, guarana has three to five times more caffeine in it than other plants (and twice what you get from coffee). Because it’s often used an appetite suppressant, you might find guarana plugged as a “diet aid.” Some folks also rely on it as a performance-enhancing supplement and to enhance sexual performance. In Brazil, you’ll find specialty sodas that are flavored — and super caffeinated — with guarana.
The benefits of guarana have yet to reach worldwide knowledge, except for North and South America. Some believe that once it does become mainstream, it could be known as the next Red Bull. Guarana is a healthy alternative to caffeine and xenedrine and is sure to be making a huge statement across the world in a matter of years!
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