Hey guys! Yesterday we brought you 4 alternatives/replacements for coffee and tea that will help you kick the caffeine habit. Today, we’ll give you 5 more options that you can incorporate into your daily hot drink rotation!
Honey, Lemon and Ginger
Yesterday, we mentioned the benefits of lemon on its own but when combined with ginger and honey, especially of the organic variety, there it has a wonderfully beneficial effect on the immune system. Ginger has long been known for its medicinal properties and this combination in a drink, consumed regularly can ward off colds and contribute to keeping the immune system in tip-top shape. It’s super easy to make this from scratch but if you’re on the go all the time and you need something a little more convenient, tea bags can be the way to go.
Chamomile tea has been used for years as a relaxant and sleeping aid. It’s very therapeutic, used to ease cold and fever symptoms and it even has mild anti-inflammatory properties. Also, if you’ve been feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, you may find a hot cup of chamomile tea can soothe, calm, relax you and help you think clearer. Other benefits of chamomile are soothing menstrual cramps and when used on directly on your skin can clear puffy eyes, soothe inflamed skin and improve and treat a flaky scalp and dandruff.
Green tea has to be one of the healthiest most beneficial beverages on earth, packed with antioxidants and nutrients it’s incredibly beneficial to the body. Although green tea has a little bit of caffeine in it, it doesn’t contain as much as tea or coffee so you won’t need to worry about getting the caffeine jitters! It’s great for improving concentration and is scientifically proven to reduce the risks of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and various types of cancers. All in all, this is a must have addition to your kitchen cupboards.
Cacao comes fresh from the cacao bean and is used to made cocoa. It’s the unprocessed raw form of chocolate. Cocoa solids are what’s left after raw cacao butter has been ground from the raw beans. The process of roasting the cacao is what removes all the antioxidants and nutrients from cacao to make cocoa. If you want to have your chocolate and drink it for the wealth of benefits, go for the raw cacao, which you can mix with hot water for a warm, rich and soothing drink.
Last but definitely not least is a simple, humble cup or mug of warm water. Virtually free, regularly drinking hot water helps improve blood circulation and eliminates toxins and, for a lot of people, is surprisingly comforting and relaxing. It’s also used to aid weight loss, digestion and the more often you drink it the more you hydrate your body.
What do you think of these alternatives? Would you be replacing coffee and tea for good? Have you tried these or have any other suggestion? Let us know in the comments and share with your friends!