We sometimes have to cut ties with those we love. Coffee is one of them!
We know it is hard to set that cup of coffee down and there could be many reasons behind this. Coffee is loved not only because it tastes satisfying but also because it gives a boost of energy. It is a morning ritual that we have to follow but sometimes it becomes extremely essential to cut ties with the thing we love and coffee is definitely not an exception. So much caffeine consumption is not good for the body and thus, we can always switch to better options to live a healthier life. Let us have a look at what healthier substitutes for coffee are.
If you have a habit of sipping a warm beverage in the morning, you must give matcha a try. Matcha is a type of green tea made by steaming, drying, and grinding Camellia sinensis plant leaves. Matcha is high in antioxidants which help in reducing inflammation of the body. Matcha powder when mixed into hot water gives an earthy flavour to the tea. You can also add milk if needed. Let me tell you that matcha does contain caffeine but it is much lower than coffee.
If you just can’t get over the taste of coffee, you should definitely go for chicory coffee. This looks, tastes, and even smells like coffee but doesn’t have caffeine. It also doesn’t cause acidity like regular coffee beans. Chicory root contains insulin that not only reduces inflammation but promotes gut health. It also helps in controlling blood sugar level.
Fresh fruits juice and smoothie
Turning fresh fruits and vegetables into smoothies and juices is a great and tested method of intaking vitamins and minerals in a single serving. Fruits like bananas, oranges, and berries along with fresh and leafy-green vegetables help the body in converting food into energy. And it doesn’t have any sort of side effects as well. Isn't it great?
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is when crushed apples are fermented using yeast and bacteria. Its formation process produces a compound called acetic acid which is considered beneficial for insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels, as per some studies. Apple cider vinegar is free of caffeine and even considered suitable for weight loss.
We all are aware of this beautiful word. Tea contains lesser caffeine compared to coffee. Black tea and green tea both have high antioxidants which are beneficial for the body. Besides, it is also believed that drinking black tea lowers the risk of heart-related diseases.
Hot water with lemon
Lemon with hot water is a popular beverage to have in the morning and it is definitely not going to give you that caffeine jolt coffee gave. Squeezing a little lemon in lukewarm water, helps you rehydrate after a long night’s sleep. Moreover, it contains a good amount of Vitamin C.
Kombucha is a popular fermented tea drink that contains Vitamin B which is vital for helping the body in releasing energy. Besides, it also is a rich source of antioxidants and probiotics. It provides the required amount of energy without the crash that caffeine provides.
Try these healthy alternatives to coffee and let us know what worked for you!