Many people drink a cup of hot coffee in the morning to kick-start the day. However, excessive consumption of coffee has multiple side effects like insomnia and headache. Here are some natural alternatives to coffee to help you stay awake.
(1) Green Tea
Green tea is a healthier natural alternative to coffee. Green tea has powerful antioxidants that are responsible for boosting energy. Meanwhile, the caffeine levels in green tea are low as compared to coffee. So, you can get the right amount of caffeine to stay up without adding unwanted calories and compromising on your health.
(2) Coconut Water
Coconut water is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium. If you love sipping a glass of iced coffee every day, you can replace it with a glass of iced coconut water or even make it as a fruit smoothie to help refresh your mind and boost energy levels.
(3) Sparkling Water
Keep your body hydrated is the best way to avoid sluggishness and help your body function properly. Sparkling water is a refreshing alternative to both coffee and water. Sparkling water is great to add your favorite fresh fruit like lemons or strawberries and even some mint leaves to create an eye-opening drink to boost the energy levels!
(4) Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting crushed apples using yeast and bacteria. It is rich in natural sugars, probiotics and vitamin B to keep you wide awake. It can boost your immunity and digestive system too. Remember to dilute it with a glass of water before drinking. You can either drink apple juice or eat an apple to fight away sleepiness and drowsiness.