It can be difficult to get up early in the morning and start your day.
Many of us feel that we need a jolt to jump start our mornings. And, if someone brings you have a nicely brewed coffee beside your bed, it really makes your day! It gives you a needed boost of energy needed to start your day with. But, how much is too much? Is there a health danger?
Too much coffee every day can harm your health. Coffee contains caffeine, which, if consumed in large quantities can cause ill effects to your body.
The drink which you enjoy as a refreshing one, to boost your efficiency at work can have an adverse effect on your productivity. Caffeine plays a very important role in increasing your blood pressure.
Research from the Mayo Clinic states that more than 50 – 60 mg of caffeine daily can cause insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, an upset stomach and, muscle vibration. Consuming too much caffeine during pregnancy may have an adverse effect on your baby.
The negative effects of caffeine don’t stop here. Too much caffeine or coffee can contribute to anxiety attacks as it increases your heartbeat.
Substituting with an alternative to reduce or eliminate these adverse effects, can be useful.
If you have a habit of having coffee early in the morning, try a decaffeinated one. Other alternatives include healthy drinks like green tea, hot milk, smoothies, dark chocolate, etc.
Licorice Tea tastes sweet, spicy and you will appreciate its health benefits. This caffeine-free tea is an adrenal stimulant and gives you an energy boost.
This isn’t for everyone however, it is a natural energizer with a boost of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Chai (Indian Tea)
Chai is an Indian drink made of milk, black tea, sugar and spices. It’s a great alternative to coffee – caffeine free and with a similar taste.
Just squeeze half a lemon in a glass of warm water and add some mint to it. This will not only help you wake up fully in the morning but also helps your metabolism.
A glass of hot chocolate is relaxing any time of the day. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. If you are looking for a replacement of coffee in the evenings chocolate is the best alternative. We sell delicious After Midnight dark chocolate powder.
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