Writers make use of many different substances to boost their output. Coffee is probably the best known and most widely used one. Some desperate individuals even reach out for energy drinks. Others abuse alcohol and different drugs. Green tea makes up for a healthier alternative. Though, it also contains caffeine thus can have side-effects if drank in larger quantities. As you can see, all these drinks and other substances can be dangerous to your health. However, there is one miracle cure that can keep you conscious and kicking the entire day. It is a mandarin orange. Read on and learn how a mandarin orange can help you write more articles every day.
As many of you already know, mandarin orange (also known as mandarin or mandarine) is a juicy fruit similar to orange. However, most varieties are smaller than varieties of regular oranges. Also, the taste differs a bit. Generally, mandarins are easier to purge of the hull thus also more popular than oranges with many people. They also tend to be sweeter than most varieties of oranges. However, what is the most important thing for writers is that mandarins can have effects similar to those of a strong energy drink (but without the unpleasant side-effects) if used in a smart way.
Sadly, to get the most out of your mandarin, you will have to combine it with at least a little bit of coffee. On the other hand, there is no need to do so unless you want to run 21 hours every day as I do. Few mandarins with no additional substances such as caffeine can easily keep you well-focused and full of energy for 8-10 hours of writing (with only short breaks for toilet and eating the mandarins). So, how is this possible?
Well, there is no caffeine in mandarin. It also does not have hallucinogenic or uplifting effects of illegal drugs and alcohol. Though, it contains a lot of fructose, vitamins and fluids. That is the kind of energy drink useful for your health and brain. It is source of immediate energy, energy in a form good for instant use by your brain. Also, fluids help you keep hydrated. So, unless your brain really needs sleep, mandarin will save the day by providing it with more fuel to burn thus enhancing your ability to think (and write down your thoughts of course). Cool mandarin is especially refreshing.
For me, one mandarin (about 130 – 200 grams) is enough to keep me writing for almost two hours until I need the next kick. Also, combining mandarins with low amounts of weaker coffee spread out throughout the day can keep you awake even for up to 21 hours each day (in long term). However, such an approach can be very dangerous for your health if you are not careful. It is important to remember that most people need at least 6-8 hours of sleep a day. Also, you will need to eat other food too and writing the whole 21 hours will probably remain impossible. Nonetheless, you can easily make use of mandarins to refresh your mind in the evening when you want to write few more articles before going to sleep.
I should also mention that I spend only average of about 13 hours of my day writing. The rest goes to grocery shopping, housekeeping, exercise, cooking, eating, hygiene, listening to the music, other pleasantries and even taking a short nap (usually once a day for few minutes). And I have problem to keep sleeping for more than 3-4 hours at night. So, please do not attempt to do something similar unless you have no other option (which you usually have).
To conclude, eating mandarin orange provides you will a lot of immediate energy that can last for up to two hours of writing. This tasty fruit also contains vitamins and high content of fluids to help you keep hydrated during the long working hours. Writing more articles every day then becomes easier. Though, do not misuse this technique to work 24/7 as that will certainly kill you. And by the way, funny thing is that China is the biggest producer of mandarins in the world (no pun intended, well, maybe just a little one).