Alternatives to coffee

Is coffee an essential component to your morning? Would you struggle in the morning without a caffeine infection?

It is estimated that the average person in the UK consumes between 11 and 13 cups of coffee per week, and it is the most popular drug in the world. However, many people are trying to find an alternative way to energise themselves, due to the health issues associated with regular caffeine consumption.

Is coffee unhealthty?

There are lots of very conflicting studies over the health benefits and issues of caffeine. Some suggest that it could even be beneficial as a deterrence for bowl cancer.

However, there are strong suggestions that caffeine, the main drug in coffee, can lead to increased production of catecholamines, the stress hormone.

Additionally, regularly having coffee and it becoming a staple of your diet can make your insulin production less sensitive. Insulin to regulates blood sugar, and high blood sugar levels lead to arterial deterioration and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The acidity of coffee is associated with digestive discomfort, indigestion, heart burn, (imbalances in your gut flora).

Why is it so popular?

Despite the aforementioned issues, coffee is still a very popular drink. It is popular largely because of the impact of caffeine in your body.

Caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant. When it reaches your brain, the most noticeable effect is alertness. You’ll feel more awake and less tired, so it’s a common ingredient in medications to treat or manage drowsiness, headaches, and migraines.

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Why is it so popular?

Despite the aforementioned issues, coffee is still a very popular drink. It is popular largely because of the impact of caffeine in your body.

Caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant. When it reaches your brain, the most noticeable effect is alertness. You’ll feel more awake and less tired, so it’s a common ingredient in medications to treat or manage drowsiness, headaches, migraines and headaches.

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Alternatives to keep you feeling alert

Tea and coconut water are two of the healthier drinks on the market growing in popularity the fastest.

Coconut water is a clear, milky liquid that comes from green, young coconuts. Coconut water is naturally sweet, contains enzymes and is chock full of rehydrating electrolytes, which makes it a good replacement for sugary sports drinks.

Vit Stix

Vit Stix are Tropical Citrus flavoured squash sachets, with lots of natural vitamins which energise you. Some of the key ones are vitamins B12 and D3, both of which many people in the UK are deficient in (1 in 5 people don’t get enough vitamin D).

The impact of a lack of these vitamins is feeling fatigued. Therefore, it is a popular drink to replace coffee when you’re feeling tired. This is more effective if you are working in an office, where exposure to vitamin D is limited.

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