Quit Coffee Now! These Alternatives of it are Even Better

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 27, 2014

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Coffee could be the first thing on your mind the moment you wake up in the morning. The slow poison may be keeping you charged throughout the day but it could also be causing a lot of health problems.
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    Coffee is as Bad as Poison

    For millions of people who are addicted to coffee, looking for substitutes wouldn’t even be an option in their weirdest of thoughts. Regular coffee drinkers simply rejoice the fact that those little brown-coloured aromatic seeds are a part of their lives. But, agree upon the fact or not, coffee can be highly hazardous to your health. From high blood pressure to increased risk of miscarriage, coffee is capable of creating havoc in your life. Besides these evident and major health disorders, coffee can surprisingly be the culprit behind your daily dandruff or acne problems too. So, considering all the damage that caffeine causes, it’s time for you to switch to a healthier option. Here are a few for you.

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    Green Tea

    Brew some green tea which contains less caffeine thanyour daily dose of coffee. It will give the same kick as coffee without causing any damage. Besides, it can also help you in maintaining a healthy weight.

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    Licorice Tea

    The sweet and spicy licorice tea is absolutely caffeine-free and increases the energy levels in your body.

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    Wheatgrass Juice

    This juice is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients and its nourishment is a complete energy supply for the body.

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    Ginger Tea

    Ginger tea with an added drop of honey is a perfect substitute for your caffeine needs. It fills you with energy and increases your concentration power.

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    Mushroom Tea

    If you thought mushrooms can only decorate your pastas and omellets, this will make you think again. Reishi mushrooms are a perfect alternative for coffee. Take 1/3 reishi mushrooms and add it to 3 cups of water. Boil the tea and then simmer it down for 30 minutes. Drink in doses.

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    An addiction to one can only end by an addiction to another. Tea or chai, as popularly known in India, is a soothing beverage. Apart from reducing your caffeine consumption, its flavour will trick your taste buds and it would feel as if you just had a mug filled your favourite coffee.

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    Carob Powder

    If sitting up straight on your work desk post lunch seems to be impossible and the only resort to stay active is coffee, stash a box of carob powder in the drawer and witness the magic. Just add a pinch of carob powder in warm milk and then there is no one stopping you from experiencing the zing.

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    Lemon Water

    Lime water can be another good source of energy for you. It can stimulate your senses and get you high on energy exactly the way coffee does.

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    Pomegranate Juice

    Make a smoothie or simply sip on the juice, its tangy taste will revitalize your senses and put an end to your caffeine needs.

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    Green Smoothies

    Blend your favourite vegetables and fruits like spinach, mangoes, bananas, and blueberries into a smoothie and start your day on a refreshing note.

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