I know a lot of people rely on at least one daily cup of coffee, for that boost of energy or just for the love of coffee, but there is one group in particular that will binge drink coffee to the point where it just cannot be healthy. You got it right, I am talking about college students! When term papers, exams and group projects are due, huge slews of college students can be found a week before spending sleepless nights in the library frantically pouring over textbooks, vigorously typing away on laptops, and chugging coffee in hopes that it’ll give them that last, much needed boost of energy! It works usually, but like I said, it isn’t the healthiest choice.
As I sit here sipping my second lovely cup of joe, I am going to tell you 5 healthy coffee alternatives that can jack up your energy just as efficiently.
#1: Tea. Some teas have a lot of caffeine, but not all of them! Make sure to steer clear of the herbals when you’re looking for a quick boost. I recommend either Green or Black Tea. Sometimes, they actually have more caffeine than coffee. Also, another benefit is there isn’t as big of a crash when it starts to wear off. I don’t know why that is, but I’m sure tea experts have an explanation!
#2: Teechino. This is a unique blend of different ingredients: roasted carob, roasted barley, and roasted chicory. It contains other flavorful substances like figs, almonds, and dates for sweetness and a nutty flavor. This can be made using a coffee maker! So you can feel like you’re drinking coffee.
#3: Apple Cider Vinegar. It sounds gross, but if you drink it fast (like a shot) this stuff works great. It is full of detoxifying nutrients that do the trick. Actress Nikki Reed even uses it for an energy boost right before workouts.
#4: Yerbe Matte Chai. This is a tea made out of the South American yerbe mate plant. This drink offers up quite a bit of caffeine – nearly as much as coffee but won’t give you the jitters. Plus it is delicious!
#5: Physical Activity. Don’t hate me for this one, but it is sometimes the best fix. Going for a quick jog or walk gets your circulation moving and gets you alert! And ready to write that paper.
How do you stay charged in school??