Healthy And Delicious Alternatives To Coffee
If you want to give up coffee but you’re struggling, most of the time it’s because you’re really addicted to that natural hit in the caffeine. You’re actually chemically addicted to it, and any type chemical addiction is going to be detrimental to your health.
To wean yourself off coffee, what I find helpful is going to another form of caffeine but having a little bit less, in something like black tea or chai tea.
Chai tea still has caffeine, so you’re still going to get a bit of a boost and an energy hit.
The chai tea also typically has things like cloves and other spices, which can balance blood sugar, clean out parasites from the body and do all kinds of things that are really good for longevity. For most people, chai tea is also not as addictive as coffee.
After 4-5 days of having chai teas instead of coffee, you will have broken your coffee habit. You’ll find it much easier to stop drinking the chai tea or other caffeinated drinks completely.
Alternatively, you could switch to something like green tea, which is high in antioxidants and has been implicated for longevity as well.
Roasted Dandelion Coffee
Now if you drink coffee because you just like the taste, there’s actually something called roasted dandelion coffee that has a similar taste. It’s the dandelion root.
The really cool thing about dandelion root is it’s on PubMed and other medical journals and has actual science showing it causes cancer cell death, called apoptosis, inside of the body. So drinking dandelion root, coffee basically, can be a really healthy alternative to drinking regular coffee.
For those of you who just don’t like coffee whatsoever but really want the energy hit, that’s where I’m going to recommend you try black tea or green tea. If you’ve never had caffeine before and you just drink green tea, it will give you that bit of a boost.
There’s also something called matcha tea that is becoming quite popular. It can give you a really nice buzz and can really get you moving during the day.
The best energy boost there is…
The last tip I’m going to share is from the longest-lived cultures on the planet, and probably the best way to boost your health and give you more energy. I’m talking about places like the high mountains of Abkhazia, Okinawa and other places around the world where people live a long time.
This simple little thing is going to boost your immune system, give you energy and kickstart your metabolism every single day – but it’s also going to really suck the first four or five times you do it.
What is it?
It’s ice-cold water.
These long-lived cultures wake up every morning, go down to the river and jump in the water. It’s ice cold because it’s literally glaciers that are melting. It sparks their immune system, reduces inflammation, kicks up their metabolism, and it could be one of the reasons why these cultures are living for so long.
So what can you do? You can jump in an ice bath. Run a bath of cold water, put ice in the water and jump in it. You’re immediately awake, your adrenaline’s pumping, you’ve got energy and you’re doing all these beautiful things for your health.
Or you can get into a shower of warm or hot water first, get used to the water, and then – bang – hit it all the way over to cold and that ice cold water is really going to spark your immune system, get your metabolism going and give you heaps of energy for the day.
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