Thinking of Cutting Down on Coffee? Here are 7 Delicious Alternatives

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For many of us, coffee is an integrated part of our daily morning routine. Some people can’t properly function before having a cup of coffee, while others enjoy the smell and flavour of that freshly brewed pot in the morning. Wherever you stand on the coffee addiction spectrum, you can’t deny that coffee has become a regular at social events and family meals or even a reason to meet.

According to a recent study, around 400 million cups of coffee are consumed on a daily basis in the United States. The increase in coffee consumption has been fuelling the debate of whether coffee is good or bad for your health. But we won’t be going there today!

However, if you have made a decision to try and control your coffee consumption, you can try these delicious alternatives that are becoming more and more popular.

1- Matcha Green Tea

Matcha’s popularity and availability has been on the rise for the past couple of years. It comes as a bright green powder with health benefits much higher than your average green tea. Matcha is extremely rich in antioxidants and helps energize your body in the morning or at any time of the day!

2- Kombucha Tea

Photo credits: The Healthy Home Economist

Photo credits: The Healthy Home Economist

We already talked about the so many health benefits of Kombucha and how this fermented tea is an adaptogen that benefits the body’s entire physiology. Initially and to help with the fermentation process, kombucha contains sugar that is then transformed. This results in a slightly sweet and flavourful tea.

3- Turmeric Latte

Turmeric is popular for its active ingredient curcumin, which has been shown to have quite powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Mix the turmeric powder with some almond or coconut milk and you have yourself another coffee alternative.

4- Maca

Maca will give you a great morning boost! It goes pretty well blended with nut milks and some raw honey to boost the flavour.

5- Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is quite the popular tea for its health benefits, right after green tea. It has a very interesting flavour and is rich in anti-oxidants. You might find it alone or as part of a mix of different tea blends.

6- Ginger Tea

Ginger helps with inflammation, bad digestion and a range of many other benefits too long to cover here! This is why we recommend a cup of warm ginger tea in the morning to give your body that energetic boost!

7- Green Tea

Of course, last but not least, the all-popular green tea. It is very rich in active compounds such as polyphenols that have strong anti-oxidants properties.

When choosing your coffee alternatives, it is important you choose conscious brands that are part of the fair trade cooperative.

So in case you have been contemplating trying new ways of waking up in the morning, try these 7 coffee alternatives and let us know which is your favourite!

Resources:

https://www.elsevier.com/connect/how-much-coffee-is-healthy-it-depends-on-your-age

https://dailycoffeenews.com/2017/03/27/2017-us-coffee-drinking-trends-include-more-gourmet-more-youth/

http://www.foodmatters.com/article/hooked-on-coffee-plus-alternatives

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/international-coffee-day-sustainability

https://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/7-healthy-alternatives-to-coffee-in-the-workplace.html

https://blog.paleohacks.com/coffee-alternatives/#

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12377/5-awesome-alternatives-to-coffee.html

 

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