Coffee has long been used as a stimulant, with the hot beverage allegedly first consumed in Ancient Ethiopia. Today, it’s the most popular morning beverage in the world! Yet, there are a few reasons why you might consider cutting back. You may consume too much of it, and experience anxiety or jitters. Coffee can be dehydrating, and it can also stain your teeth over time. Even if you don’t experience ill effects from drinking coffee, you might want to perk up your palate with an energizing drink that isn’t coffee-based. No matter the reason, here are a few alternative ideas.
If you love mocha-flavored coffee, consider trying brewed cacao. Cacao powder is derived from the cacao tree, which supplies what becomes chocolate, and it contains many superfood nutrients! Antioxidants, iron, calcium, and magnesium are just a few things you’ll find in cacao. It also supplies an energy boost, thanks to theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant in cacao that doesn’t activate your central nervous system and lasts longer than caffeine.
Some coffee drinkers consume it out of a genuine need for energy. If that sounds like you, try replacing your energizing coffee with matcha tea. Matcha is essentially a more nutrient-dense version of green tea, and it supplies double the antioxidants and a hefty dose of naturally occurring caffeine. Though a serving of matcha contains less caffeine than coffee, the tea’s abundance of l-theanine slows caffeine absorption, so you’re less likely to crash. Plus, you can blend it in cakes, lattes, and even skincare.
Not ready to fully give up on coffee? Try swapping your traditional brew with dandelion coffee, like the highly-rated Dandy Blend, which has more than 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Dandy Blend and other similar products have a mildly sweet, rich flavor that is similar to regular coffee without all of the acidity and bitterness. Dandelion coffee is also healthy, with plenty of probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Best of all, you can enjoy it hot or cold – it's delicious both ways!
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