5 healthy coffee alternatives to start the day full of energyadmin
As with most things in excess, drinking too much coffee isn’t necessarily good for us. Caffeine consumption releases adrenaline in our body – on the one hand this gives us energy, but on the other hand it can also make us feel nervous and imbalanced, especially in stressful situations.
If you would like to reduce your coffee consumption – for whatever reason – we have some alternatives for you here, with which you can still start your day fresh and full of energy in the morning.
1. Matcha tea
The Matcha hype hit us a few years ago and to be honest, we still love the Grinch-green drink made from ground tea leaves. Matcha contains caffeine (slightly less than coffee) and the amino acid L-theanine – a combination that recent studies have shown may have positive effects on cognition and mood. This could explain why many people report that the energy they get from green tea is a more relaxed energy that doesn’t produce a jittery feeling.
Instead of reaching for a second cup of coffee, consider switching to matcha – maybe you can save yourself the tremors or headaches that coffee can trigger.
You love it or hate it. The revitalizing drink made from fermented tea was initially viewed critically – but it still holds up well on drink menus and supermarket shelves. Kombucha is said to have a detoxifying effect that gives the body an extra boost of energy.
3. Golden Milk/Turmeric Latte
Turmeric Latte is a caffeine-free, traditional Indian drink that is prepared warm and contains ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and black pepper. If you like it a bit sweeter, you can add honey and vanilla.
Golden Milk with its ingredient curcumin, a natural antioxidant, is an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine. Various possible health effects are ascribed to curcumin: It is said to have an anti-inflammatory effect and help to remove toxins from the body more quickly. The substance is also said to wake you up and give you energy, which is why it is also popular as a coffee alternative.
4. Apple cider vinegar
Thanks to the minerals, trace elements and vitamins it contains, apple cider vinegar is said to strengthen the immune system and boost metabolism. Scientific studies show that consuming apple cider vinegar can regulate blood sugar levels. Precisely for this reason, vinegar is considered a natural pick-me-up. Don’t worry, you don’t have to pour the vinegar neat. As a drink in the morning, it is best to mix three tablespoons of naturally cloudy apple cider vinegar with a little honey in a glass of water.
5. Black Tea & Green Tea
Both types of tea have a revitalizing and waking effect and are probably the best-known alternative for coffee refusers. Attention: If you drink a lot of it, it can lead to tooth discoloration!