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Alternatives to a Good Ole’ Cup of Coffee

Some people can’t even begin to imagine their life without a cup of coffee.

This mystic dark drink is an addiction to humanity. If coffee addicts don’t have their fix for even a single day, you might notice many Zombie silhouettes in colleges and workplaces. Some people can’t even begin to imagine their life without a cup of coffee. Although, this stress reliever drink can sometimes do more harm than good. The high amount of caffeine in coffee – on an average of 95mg in a cup – can sometimes lead to harmful effects such as anxiety, sleep disorder, or irregular heartbeat.

However, quitting coffee can cause Depresso: The feeling you get when you have run out of coffee. So, how do we tackle this dilemma? Worry not because we have some alternative for you. 

1. Kombucha

Along with an amusing name, Kombucha comes with a lot of health benefits. It’s gaining popularity worldwide and is believed to be over 2000 years old. It is a fizzy drink made by fermenting a sugary tea for a week or more. It comes with its own set of health benefits like boosting the immune system, reducing weight, detoxifying your system, and is also gut-friendly. Kombucha is also full of antioxidants and beneficial probiotics. You can brew your Kombucha at home with the help of SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) although, that process can be a little cumbersome.

Kombucha stored in bottles
Kombucha stored in bottles

2.Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea
Matcha Tea

Matcha is riding high in the trend train with Matcha Lattes, Matcha tea, and even Matcha desserts overtaking Instagram feed. Its rich green colour is not only good for your health, but it’s also very aesthetically pleasing. Matcha contains the benefits of the entire leaves and comes from the Green tea family. It’s rich in antioxidants like catechins, which help prevent various chronic diseases and aids weight loss.

You can easily include Matcha in your diet- use 1-2 teaspoons to make your Matcha Tea or maybe make some delicious Matcha desserts to please your palate. 

3.Turmeric Milk

Turmeric Milk
Turmeric Milk

This Golden nectar is not a stranger to anybody. Recently revamped in the west as the ‘Golden Latte’ Turmeric milk has been around for centuries thanks to its many health benefits. It’s rich in antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, boosts memory, improves immunity, and I can go on and on but, the benefits are neverending. You can create some edgy Turmeric milk by adding cinnamon and ginger and replacing your regular milk with plant-based milk.

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Written by Prerna

A purple soul with a love for all things creative especially acting. I believe that current affairs, comedy and drama are interesting. I will forever be an inquisitive person striving for new knowledge. I like to write to express my views because words are powerful.

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