While most of us rely on a good old fashioned cup of joe in the morning, we all know that drinking too much of it can be a serious problem. While coffee has a few health benefits, like boosting your brain health and increasing your lifespan, it also has a few less fun negative effects, such as nausea, headaches, and dizziness. To offset the effects, check out the below alternatives for a good energy boost.
Tea helps lower risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes and it also serves as a great source for antioxidants, vitamin B, and minerals that boost energy. As long as you’re drinking caffeinated tea, it often contains more caffeine than coffee without the horrible crash on the other side of the last sip.
Instead of snagging a sugary sports drink like Gatorade, try this healthy, more natural substitute. Coconut water is a great alternative to indulge in after a heavy workout or a long day as it is full of bioactive enzymes and electrolytes.
Essentially water but better, this delicious and hydrating drink will help combat the issue of dehydration that leads to fatigue. The best part? It won’t add any dreariness to your day. It comes in a variety of brands and flavors, and most sparkling water is also sugar-free, so it’s a great way to stay hydrated.
This super trendy tea beverage can be anything from sweet to tart. It’s a lovely bubbly drink mixture that’s made of green or black tea, yeast, and bacteria. Kombucha acts as an antioxidant and contains alcohol, vinegar, vitamin B, caffeine, and sugar. In addition to that, it has so many health benefits such as weight loss, gut health, and mental health management. It’s quite easy to find one that’s locally made as well, so you can support your local vendors while checking in on your gut health.