You Could Choose Worse!
If you are going to choose a drug, caffeine is certainly better than alcohol, nicotine, cocaine or narcotics. Narcotics used to be readily available in the drugstore but new understanding has caused their restriction so most people have moved into caffeine and alcohol. Read 4 dangerous drugs doctors gave your grandparents.
Coffee does some have specific uses: They would tend to be medicinal. Caffeine for example is added to many cold and pain medications to increase their speed and potency. This decreases overall use medicine use.
Coffee also has some great current social benefits. The coffee shops around the world seems to fulfill an universal urge to come together and talk and eat and drink. In the crazy world we live in, coffee shops are often a tiny oasis of comfort and calm. That being said, perhaps we could be drinking alternate beverages with less caffeine.
You could Choose Better: 5 Caffeine Alternatives:
1. Green Tea:
Has 1/2 or 1/6 caffeine as regular brewed coffee. It has about half the caffeine as a coke or pepsi. Some specialty green teas have even less caffeine than this.
What green tea has MORE of is all kinds of health benefits, including prevention in cancer and heart disease. Maybe this is why green tea is the second most popular beverage in the world (after water) and thee most popular health beverage. Green tea is considered a critical element in the development of the British middle class, women’s liberation, girl guides, charity organizations, and the American Revolution. Read more at Green Tea: The Powerfood that Rules the World
2. Herbal Beverages:
Other than in bars, it is now socially acceptable to drink herbal drinks in public! They are often called herbal teas although technically they are not.
3. Ice Cold Orange Juice or Lemon Water:
Both will give you smart carbs with natural energy and will also reduce your risk of heart disease. Most other fruit juices have additional health benefits. Lemon water is also highly alkalizing. It will take a bit more time or energy to have fresh juice but you won’t be spending time making coffee.
4. Dandelion coffee:
The nice think about this is that it can be absolutely free. Dandelion root has a host of health benefits. Read how to make it at: Dandelion Root Coffee
5. Power Foods: Pick One…Any One.
There are whole foods that will give you the energy and clarity that you are trying to get with coffee. They are probably in your kitchen right now. Below is a list suitable for a breakfast or a office snack. Read about the power of powerfoods or take your pick from the list. You will get not only energy but healthy too!
- Apples: Ever wonder why one of these per day will keep the doctor away?
- Bananas: Healthy, Silly and Sexy.
- Raspberries: Summer Red Powerfood.
- Almonds: King of nuts.
- Walnuts: The crinkly powerfood with the highest antioxidant activity of any nut.
- Pumpkin Seeds: The alkalizing seed.
- Quinoa Powerfood: This nutty flavored powerfood is pronounced Keen – Wa.
- Oatmeal: 10 smart reasons to enjoy oatmeal.