11 Foods And Drinks That Might Replace A Morning Cup Of Coffee

Date November 30, 2017

These days, it's hard to find someone who doesn't start their day without a hot cup of coffee. But often, drinking coffee can cause health problems.

If you still need something to give you a boost of energy in the morning, we've put together a list of 11 things that can be excellent alternatives to coffee.

1. Green tea

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Green tea contains L-Theanine, which has the same stimulating effect as caffeine. Additionally, it is easier for the body to absorb, and the effects last up to five hours. Also, this tea contains catechins, which are natural antioxidants that help fight diseases.  

2. Water

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It is important to understand that one of the main reasons for feeling tired is dehydration.  It's vital to maintain proper fluid levels in the body, and a couple glasses of water in the stomach will speed up the metabolism and make you feel awake and energized.

3. Orange juice

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Since orange juice contains vitamin C and iron, it will make you feel refreshed and invigorated in the morning. Freshly squeezed juice is best, and lime, lemon, and grapefruit can also be added. Because of the high level of acidity, however, such juices are not recommended for people who are prone to gastritis and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. 

4. Ginseng tea

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Ginseng tea infuses the body with as much energy as coffee. Ginseng relieves tiredness and reduces stress. However, drinking this tea on an empty stomach is not recommended, since it can cause dizziness and a feeling of weakness.

5. Ginger tea

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Ginger tea is not only a stimulant, it also strengthens the immune system. You can add a little honey and lemon to it. Ginger contains vitamins A and C, amino acids, and minerals, so it has several beneficial effects: it improves blood circulation, removes toxins, and stimulates brain activity.

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6. Almonds

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Almonds contain protein, carbohydrates, and vitamin E. Eating nuts in the morning improves brain activity and reduces stress. They also have high nutritional value, so they can be eaten as a light snack during the day.

7. Apples

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Apples contain a large amount of vitamins and antioxidants that help to kick start your day. They are also low in calories and nutritious, which makes them an excellent choice for breakfast.

8. Bananas

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Bananas are a great source of energy, especially in the morning. They help you to stay alert for a longer period than coffee does, and at the same time they bring more health benefits.

9. Nuts

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Because they are so high in energy, nuts will keep you going all day. All nuts are rich in nutrients, but among the most beneficial are walnuts.

10. Cocoa

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Cocoa powder, like coffee, contains caffeine, but a comparatively small amount - only 0,005g (less than 1 oz). It also contains other useful things, such as zinc, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which are good for your circulatory system.

11. Chicory

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A drink made from chicory root tastes very much like coffee, but also provides a boost of energy. The insulin it contains reduces the blood sugar level, and the group B vitamins have a beneficial effect on the nervous system.

These things not only help you feel energized and awake in the morning, they also have many health benefits. What helps you wake up in the morning?

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This article is purely for informational purposes. Diets or individual foods can be hazardous to health or cause an allergic reaction. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may be caused from using the information stated in the article. Consult a certified specialist before starting diets and other similar practices.