How To Wake Up Without Coffee

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Every morning millions of Americans, and countless more around the world, wake up to a strong cup of steaming coffee to get invigorated for the day. It seems that people can only get up and get going once the first shot of caffeine begins to kick in. However, many people wonder how to wake up without coffee.

So for those who want to cut down on their caffeine consumption, or folks who just don’t like the taste of coffee, there are other ways to energize and kick-start your day.

Coffee is nice, and even though it may light up your life at the beginning of each day, you may not need it quite as badly as you think.

 

Some easy ways to help yourself wake up without coffee

  • The body’s inner clock is programmed to use light to establish whether it is time to wake or sleep. Your energy levels will rise if you get some sunlight early in the morning.
  • Having a drink of ice-cold water as soon as you wake up will fight off the symptoms of sleepiness that make you want to stay in bed.
  • A glass of fruit juice will give you a sugar boost, make you more alert, and help you get going.
  • Early morning exercise will increase blood flow and send oxygen power to your brain.
  • Try to eat breakfast, especially if you feel hungry in the morning. A simple breakfast, containing some carbs and protein, will give you energy to start the day well.

Each of these tips will help on their own, but it will be even more helpful if you can combine some of them.

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Some healthy alternatives to coffee

A few cups of coffee each day won’t do any harm, but if you are running to four or five cups, you may want to cut down on your caffeine intake. Fortunately, there are healthy alternatives to coffee that can give you a boost and keep you awake during the day.

Here are some of them!

  • Teeccino is a caffeine-free herbal coffee that actually tastes like coffee. It is a blend of various herbs, spices, grains, and nuts designed to give you a lift when you need it. Teeccino also comes in various coffee flavors such as Java and Mocha.
  • Green tea has a small amount of caffeine, around 40mg per cup, which is excellent for those who want get off caffeine gradually. It is also rich in antioxidants, which are great for the health.
  • The body needs a lot of water to run efficiently. Adding a slice of lemon to your glass of water will refresh you, and it will get your metabolism busy converting fat into energy to give you a kick start.
  • Chaga mushroom powder is another favorite caffeine-free coffee substitute that has a definite coffee taste. Rich in antioxidants, some folks also maintain that it seems to clear the mind of negative thoughts!
  • Wheat grass juice is loaded with nutrients, essential vitamins, and minerals. It is not all that tasty, but it is regarded as one of the most nourishing juices available. Rapidly absorbed by the body, wheat grass juice is known as a natural energy supplement. You can mix it with other juices for taste.
  • Ginseng tea is made from the dried root of the plant. The herbal drink stimulates alertness and concentration, and banishes fatigue at any time of the day. If you find the taste of the tea a little bitter, try sweetening it with honey. Compounds in honey are also known to boost energy.
  • Adding flaxseeds or flaxseed oil to a morning shake or smoothie will have you up and shaking off the morning blues in no time. You can also blend flaxseeds with yogurt, milk, and any kind of fruit, or just add some crunchy seeds to a smoothie. Flaxseed is a great source of antioxidants, B1, and manganese, all of which are energy boosters.
  • By far the most popular alternative for coffee is the beverage made from dried chicory root. Chicory is caffeine-free, and the taste is almost identical to that of coffee. In addition, chicory is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and it is a coffee alternative without equal.

If your day begins to stretch unendingly before you, and you feel your energy slipping away, instead of drinking coffee, try one of these alternatives for a lasting energy boost.

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Part of life the whole world over

Whether you drink coffee to wake up in the morning, or as a pick-me-up during the day, coffee plays an important part in our lives. We have business meetings over coffee, meet up with friends for coffee, take coffee breaks at work, and often just pop in somewhere for a quick coffee!

“Let’s meet for coffee sometime,” is a catch phrase in every part of the world. It is obviously a vital part of casual social life enjoyed by many people. However, “How to wake up without coffee” is also the question many people face daily. Real benefits of coffee do make health enthusiasts feel concerned when reaching for that magic cup.

Coffee itself is not actually all bad for you, and there are times when it is great to have a cup of coffee. However, in addition to the good antioxidant properties in coffee, it is also unfortunately rich in acid and caffeine, a stimulant which may be harmful to your health, and possibly be addictive.

 

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There is no need for you to give up on your social hour if you want to cut coffee out of your diet.

There are many healthy coffee alternatives you can opt for that will energize your morning and the day ahead.

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

www.mayoclinic.org