6 Healthy Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee
July 27, 2017 (No Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

In this day and age, very few people’s mornings start without a generous helping of coffee; let’s face it, without caffeine, many of us would struggle to get out of the bed! What started out as a fad is now a main stay in Irish society and some could argue that we’re now a nation of coffee drinkers as opposed to a nation of tea drinkers (controversial)!

However, coffee, and the amount of caffeine that’s in it, isn’t the healthiest thing you could be putting into your body and we’re here to tell you that there are healthier alternatives. So, check out our list of six healthier alternatives to drink instead of the black stuff that can get you equally fired up in the morning.

Dandelion Herbal Coffee Blend

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Perhaps the closest thing to the taste of coffee, without the caffeine or the acidity, dandelion herbal coffee blend contains the health benefits of the dandelions with the flavour and texture of coffee and it’s also gluten-free (if you’re that way inclined). The natural sweetness of Dandelion Herbal Coffee Blend, makes the addition of sugar unnecessary. You won’t have headaches or similar withdrawal symptoms by replacing your traditional cup of coffee for the Dandelion Coffee. Plus, it is usually cheaper than coffee.

Matcha Green Tea

green_tea

With less caffeine than the usual cup of coffee, this drink is one of the healthiest options on this list. This tea is full of antioxidants, which are beneficial to your cells and help to reduce aging. It’s amino acids help to improve brain function. The list of benefits continues and includes: fat burning; slows the risks of cancer and Parkinson’s disease; slows the risks of Type II Diabetes and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. An interesting option associated with green tea, is Matcha Green Tea. The Matcha Tea has a considerably higher number of antioxidants and nutrients than common green teas. 

Licorice Tea

licorice_tea

Licorice Tea doesn’t contain caffeine, but it acts on your adrenal glands and increases energy. It is used to treat a significant range of conditions, such as colds, ulcers and digestive problems. For colds, Licorice Tea helps to reduce certain respiratory symptoms such as sore throats or coughing. In the case of digestive problems, it can help to reduce acid reflux and indigestion. Some studies have shown that Licorice Tea might also help to reduce weight gain. However, we advise to consult a doctor first before starting to drink it. Licorice Tea in high doses can lead to some dangerous side effects, and it shouldn’t be consumed for more than six weeks. Children and pregnant women must not consume it. 

Siberian Ginseng Tea

ginseng_tea

Slightly bitter due to the ginseng root, this tea contains a substance called adaptogen, which may help to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. Some studies shown this happens due to the benefits of adaptogen to the immune system. Due to its capability to reduce stress, it can be helpful to people that experience difficulties to sleep, occasional anxiety and hyperactivity. Siberian Tea is also applied to help in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as high and low blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. 

Wheatgrass Juice

wheatgrass_juice

Though it’s got a taste that is not for everyone, this juice contains an incredible amount of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. It contains vitamins A and C, and the entire spectrum of vitamins B. It’s full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and amino acids. Wheatgrass Juice can also act as a detoxifier for the liver and blood, and helps with digestion. Though the juice is available in the forms of supplements and freeze-dried powders, it is not as effective as the substance in its fresh state. Thus if you want the best results, consume it fresh, undiluted and on an empty stomach. This will make the absorption of nutrients easier.

Chai Tea

chai_tea

Another healthy alternative to coffee, which tastes like coffee but without the same amount of caffeine. This Indian tea mixes different spices (ginger, cinnamon) with milk, black tea and aromatic herbs. There are several variations of Chai tea. The traditional versions are spicier than the modern ones. It boosts energy, facilitating its production within the body, in part thanks to the spices in the tea. It enhances digestive activities, and its oxidants give support the to the body’s immune system. If consumed regularly, it might help to regulate blood-sugar levels, which in turn may prove useful to prevent Type II Diabetes.

So there you have it. Effective and healthier options to coffee and the damages caused by prolonged caffeine consumption.

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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6 Healthy Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee
July 27, 2017 (No Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

In this day and age, very few people’s mornings start without a generous helping of coffee; let’s face it, without caffeine, many of us would struggle to get out of the bed! What started out as a fad is now a main stay in Irish society and some could argue that we’re now a nation of coffee drinkers as opposed to a nation of tea drinkers (controversial)!

However, coffee, and the amount of caffeine that’s in it, isn’t the healthiest thing you could be putting into your body and we’re here to tell you that there are healthier alternatives. So, check out our list of six healthier alternatives to drink instead of the black stuff that can get you equally fired up in the morning.

Dandelion Herbal Coffee Blend

dandelion_herbal_coffee_blend

Perhaps the closest thing to the taste of coffee, without the caffeine or the acidity, dandelion herbal coffee blend contains the health benefits of the dandelions with the flavour and texture of coffee and it’s also gluten-free (if you’re that way inclined). The natural sweetness of Dandelion Herbal Coffee Blend, makes the addition of sugar unnecessary. You won’t have headaches or similar withdrawal symptoms by replacing your traditional cup of coffee for the Dandelion Coffee. Plus, it is usually cheaper than coffee.

Matcha Green Tea

green_tea

With less caffeine than the usual cup of coffee, this drink is one of the healthiest options on this list. This tea is full of antioxidants, which are beneficial to your cells and help to reduce aging. It’s amino acids help to improve brain function. The list of benefits continues and includes: fat burning; slows the risks of cancer and Parkinson’s disease; slows the risks of Type II Diabetes and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. An interesting option associated with green tea, is Matcha Green Tea. The Matcha Tea has a considerably higher number of antioxidants and nutrients than common green teas. 

Licorice Tea

licorice_tea

Licorice Tea doesn’t contain caffeine, but it acts on your adrenal glands and increases energy. It is used to treat a significant range of conditions, such as colds, ulcers and digestive problems. For colds, Licorice Tea helps to reduce certain respiratory symptoms such as sore throats or coughing. In the case of digestive problems, it can help to reduce acid reflux and indigestion. Some studies have shown that Licorice Tea might also help to reduce weight gain. However, we advise to consult a doctor first before starting to drink it. Licorice Tea in high doses can lead to some dangerous side effects, and it shouldn’t be consumed for more than six weeks. Children and pregnant women must not consume it. 

Siberian Ginseng Tea

ginseng_tea

Slightly bitter due to the ginseng root, this tea contains a substance called adaptogen, which may help to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. Some studies shown this happens due to the benefits of adaptogen to the immune system. Due to its capability to reduce stress, it can be helpful to people that experience difficulties to sleep, occasional anxiety and hyperactivity. Siberian Tea is also applied to help in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as high and low blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. 

Wheatgrass Juice

wheatgrass_juice

Though it’s got a taste that is not for everyone, this juice contains an incredible amount of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. It contains vitamins A and C, and the entire spectrum of vitamins B. It’s full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and amino acids. Wheatgrass Juice can also act as a detoxifier for the liver and blood, and helps with digestion. Though the juice is available in the forms of supplements and freeze-dried powders, it is not as effective as the substance in its fresh state. Thus if you want the best results, consume it fresh, undiluted and on an empty stomach. This will make the absorption of nutrients easier.

Chai Tea

chai_tea

Another healthy alternative to coffee, which tastes like coffee but without the same amount of caffeine. This Indian tea mixes different spices (ginger, cinnamon) with milk, black tea and aromatic herbs. There are several variations of Chai tea. The traditional versions are spicier than the modern ones. It boosts energy, facilitating its production within the body, in part thanks to the spices in the tea. It enhances digestive activities, and its oxidants give support the to the body’s immune system. If consumed regularly, it might help to regulate blood-sugar levels, which in turn may prove useful to prevent Type II Diabetes.

So there you have it. Effective and healthier options to coffee and the damages caused by prolonged caffeine consumption.

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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