Can’t live without your daily caffeine fix? Here are some healthy alternatives.
Show of hands – who can’t live without their daily dose of coffee? We all love an energy boost to get us through, but if you drink more than two cups a day, it’s time to rethink your strategy.
Not only does coffee bump up your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but some research suggests that it can stimulate appetite and cravings and may actually prevent fat loss.
But if you’re struggling to kick your caffeine habit then try these six alternatives that are just as yummy and energizing as your regular brew.
Ultra hydrating, rich in nutrients (including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium) and low in calories, coconut water is nature’s prized sports drink.
To pick out the best fresh coconut, avoid those with hard, mature brown shells and go for the green, young ones instead. For a rough gauge of its liquid volume, simply shake the coconut up and down.
Fresh wheatgrass juice boasts incredible healing power. It is high in protein and packed with minerals, as well as vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, I and K. In short, it enhances energy and your immune system.
Fun fact: Hold wheatgrass juice in your mouth for five minutes to soothe toothaches. It works by pulling poison from the gums.
For a really tasty alternative to your coffee, get creative and blend your own green smoothies. Throw your favorite vegetables and fruits into a blender for a nutrient-rich treat.
Looking for an energy boost? Try a mix of kale, kiwi and soy milk.
A cup of warm – or iced – lemon water in the morning softly shakes your body awake, allowing vitamins to be absorbed more effectively. It is also an effective immunity booster. Add a tiny amount of honey if you prefer a little sweetness in your beverage.
Want to know more? Here are 20 super benefits of lemon water.
SkinnyMint Morning Boost Tea
Besides being remarkably tasty, SkinnyMint Morning Boost tea contains all natural herbal ingredients infused with vitamins and minerals to give you the energy kick you need to conquer the day.
To make the most out of your Morning Boost tea, make sure you steep your tea bag long enough – four to five minutes before removing – so that its benefits are fully maximized.
Which coffee alternative are you excited to try? Share with us by commenting below!
Health & Wellness September 18, 2015