Coffee, no doubt, is an essential part of our waking, and even sleeping moment. It helps us rise to to the day’s challenges, perks us up, gives us the energy we need and makes for a great stress-reliever and a greater meal-ender. But then too much coffee can also be bad for you. That’s why we are pitching to you top five beverages which are great substitutes for coffee.
1. Matcha Tea
Matcha is a type of green tea made by steaming, drying and grinding the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant into a fine powder.
Because you consume the whole leaf, it is said that you’re getting a much more concentrated source of antioxidants. Many claim that matcha lowers the risk of high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes.
2. Lemon Water
Lemon water is a great way to start your day. It’s calorie- and caffeine-free and provides enough dose of vitamin C. As an antioxidant, vitamin C plays a role in your immune system and protects your skin from sun damage. In fact it is said that just one glass of lemon water provides 10% of your RDI for vitamin C.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is made by fermenting crushed apples using yeast and bacteria. This process produces a compound called acetic acid, which may have beneficial effects on blood sugar levels. It’s also known to help people lose weight.
4. Coconut Water
Coconut water is a clear, milky liquid that comes from green, young coconuts. Coconut water is naturally sweet, contains bioactive enzymes and is full of rehydrating electrolytes. This makes it a good option, not just for coffee but also for for sugary beverages.
5. Golden Milk
Don’t worry, Golden milk is not as premium or expensive as the name suggests. It is simply non-dairy milk mixed with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and other spices. Not only does this tasty beverage help reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage, it also improves your mood and increases energy levels throughout the day. It also helps increase the levels of growth hormone in the brain.
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