Are you interested in quitting your coffee habit but aren't looking forward to the dip in energy levels that is likely to come? Here are three healthy ways to replace your coffee while maintaining the high energy levels you want and need:
Go For Green Tea
Green tea contains caffeine and tannins, both of which offer energizing benefits. But there is much less caffeine in green tea than there is in coffee, so you don't have to worry about drinking too much and experiencing side effects that are common with too much coffee consumption such as dizziness, shaking hands, heart palpitations, and anxiety.
Green tea is full of antioxidants which fight off free radicals within the body and helps keep you feeling healthy. Consuming green tea on a regular basis will likely boost your immune system too. In addition to drinking green tea during the day, you can use edible green tea powders in your morning smoothies, or even in water, to create a quick pick-me-up meal that helps you maintain optimal energy levels until you're ready for bed.
Practice Daily Yoga
Practicing yoga poses on a regular basis will increase levels of Cortisol in your body, which is a hormone that helps regulate energy levels. When your body is low on Cortisol, you're likely to feel fatigued and run down. The higher your Cortisol levels are, the easier it should be to maintain optimal energy levels throughout the day.
Yoga also helps your body get rid of toxins that have built up within the muscles and encourages breathing methods that pump lots of fresh oxygen into the blood stream which revitalizes organs and energizes your whole system. Consider attending a few yoga classes at your local YMCA or community center to get a feel for doing the poses properly. You can then practice yoga every day in the privacy of your home, whether it's for three minutes or an hour.
Make Water a Priority
Keeping your body hydrated with water is an excellent way to naturally increase your energy levels, minimize fatigue, and lessen your reliance on drinking coffee. A well-hydrated brain tends to focus and concentrate better. A body that's hydrated can more easily flush out toxins which keeps the immune system strong, prevents the occurrence of headaches, and makes it easier to maintain a positive frame of mind. Instead of worrying about how many ounces of water you're drinking in a day, focus on making water a priority when you wake up, during meal times, and before you go to bed and then work your way up from there if more water is necessary.
These tips and tricks should make it more convenient and enjoyable to ween yourself off of coffee without having to sacrifice the energy levels that you're used to.Share