If you are struggling to get through the day without a few shots of coffee this might be a sign you need to lay off for a while.
Although coffee might be your first point of call when you’re feeling tired or drained, there are some healthier alternatives, which may actually give you more energy.
So, instead of reaching for that warm cup of coffee, here are some suggestions for starting your day:
Apples contain plenty of healthy fats and these are a sure-fire way to wake you up! Eating the carbohydrates, natural sugars and soluble fibre in apples can give you just as much energy as coffee – without the addiction!
If you aren’t a fan of apples, bananas are the next best option. Bananas are a great source of natural energy that will burn steadily throughout the day.
If you aren’t enticed by either of these options they offer some other alternatives including: warm lemon water, green tea and plenty of water.
When lemon is heated it is said to contain natural energisers and mood boosters.
Green tea has metabolism-boosting capabilities and although it does contain some caffeine it is much lower than coffee.
Lastly, dehydration can be a big cause of fatigue which is often mistaken for a bad night’s sleep. Ensuring you are drinking enough water each day may decrease your need to turn to coffee.
If all else fails and you need a delicious cup of coffee, maybe try half strength or even decaf? Sometimes it is just the act or idea of drinking a coffee that gets us through.