Can You Cut Down On Your Coffee, Like Varun Dhawan?
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It's no secret that Varun Dhawan is a bona fide coffee man. He has often shared his love for coffee on social media, endorsed coffee brands, and last year he was even spotted offering his coffee to a paparazzo. 

So, how many cups of coffee does Varun drink in a day? In a recent post shared on his social media, the actor who's currently filming in Abu Dhabi, is seen asking members of his team, “How much coffee do you actually need to get through the day?” Though the answers varied, Varun himself admitted that he used to go through three to four cups a day, but now only functions on one cup of coffee. 

And though he did not reveal how he cut down on his caffeine intake, it is in fact, possible to be less dependent on coffee. In fact, if you're one of those people who need coffee mainly to wake up and to get you through the first half of the day, you can consider some foods that might help. Though they may not be a replacement for coffee, they can help you wake up and stay energised. 


Although matcha does contain caffeine, it's less than most cups of coffee. On average, a cup of matcha contains about 70mg of caffeine, in comparison to 100-140mg in a cup of coffee. Not to mention, matcha is full of antioxidants and is actually better for your oral health than coffee because it doesn't stain your teeth and also helps fight bacteria inside your mouth. 

If you're not used to matcha's taste, try transitioning gradually. Opt for cool or iced coffee drinks that contain a hint of matcha, which usually tastes delicious. This will help you familiarise your taste buds with its profile and pretty soon you may just get the hang of it. 

Herbal Teas 

Herbal teas, be they green or black, are naturally caffeine-free. If you have a difficult relationship with caffeine, try herbal tea in the morning. A cup or two may help you feel energised, especially if you have a habit of working out during the day. Start your day with water and go for some herbal tea before you start your breakfast. 

Pack In The Proteins 

Don't forget to start with a nutritious breakfast. this helps fight fatigue which usually makes it harder to kick-start your day with your usual energy levels. Protein, healthy fats, and complex, fibre-rich sources of carbohydrates release sugar into the blood at a slower rate, which supports longer-lasting energy. 

A green smoothie, low-fat cottage cheese, yoghurt, topped with berries, granola and walnuts or a healthy breakfast sandwich can help you balance your energy levels if you're committed to cutting down on caffeine. 


Kombucha is helpful if you're trying to go off coffee or even reduce your coffee intake on a daily basis. It has significantly less caffeine but improves the quality of your sleep and also keeps you energised if you consume it in the morning.