Beyond the Morning Cup of Joe: Exploring 8 Alternatives to Coffee
The unmistakable aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee has become a morning ritual for many around the world. And while some people simply enjoy the flavor of a cup of joe, many people rely on the jolt of energy it provides to get up and get moving. And yes, there are people who choose NOT to build their morning routine around coffee. (Sounds crazy, right?)
But seriously, there are many reasons why people may be opting for a different boost during the day, or even no caffeine at all. (What?!) With the growing number of diverse lifestyles and health considerations, the need for alternatives to the classic morning cup continues to rise.
Whether you're looking to reduce your coffee consumption or simply explore new and exciting options, there's a world of caffeinated and non-caffeinated alternatives waiting to be discovered.
Caffeinated vs. Non-Caffeinated Benefits
There are pros and cons to caffeine and ultimately, your beverage of choice. While caffeine can provide an energy boost and improve alertness, some prefer to start their day with a gentler, caffeine-free alternative. The key is to find a balance that suits your lifestyle and preferences.
There are also different types of caffeine. For some, the caffeine from coffee can have a much harsher effect. It goes straight to the bloodstream and stimulates quickly. This can cause a quick spike in energy with jitters, and an equally jolting crash. Others seem to metabolize it fairly well, meaning it leaves their body more quickly without much disruption. However, the caffeine found in teas, like green tea, has a balancing effect and a slower release. This creates a more sustainable, longer-lasting energy boost without the shakes.
(Disclaimer: Be sure to consult with your healthcare provider if you think you may have a sensitivity to caffeine or before making significant changes to your diet.)
- 120mg of Caffeine from Green Tea
- Simple, Clean Non-GMO Ingredients
- 0g Sugar
- NO Artificial Sweeteners
- 100% Daily Value of Vitamin C