Healthy beverage alternatives for the coffeeholics
Almost all of the adult population in the world drinks coffee and who wouldn't. Its nice aroma perks you up in the morning to get you going and take on the daily tasks. But some people prefer to withdraw drinking coffee for some health reasons. If that is the case there a lot of healthier benefits that people can drinks and at the same time enjoy its tastes and benefits.
Just like alcoholic beverages, drinking too much is not good for the health. Consuming large quantities of foods or drinks can have its toll on health like upset stomach, migraine, or uneasiness. A coffeeholic person might experience a withdrawal when he quits drinking coffee, however, healthier alternatives suppress and the depression and will the overall well-being.
Business Insider points out that deciding on not drinking coffee anymore will not be harsh to your body since you are replacing your old, all-time favorite cups of coffee with substitutes that will benefit the body's entire system. Here are some healthy choices of beverages that you can try with lots of good things for the body even if you consume a lot.
Kombucha is a beverage which is the result of fermentation that contains black tea and sugar from different sources like fruit, honey, or cane sugar. The bacteria and yeast which is called "SCOBY" (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) ferment the sugar and tea mixture. It is a probiotic beverage which also consists of B vitamins, specifically B12 that increases the body's energy levels. Chinese calls kombucha as the "Immortal Health Elixir" that could spread its benefits from the stomach to the brain, according to Dr. Axe.
Green tea is another popular Chinese beverage which contains about a third of the caffeine content of an instant coffee of the same amount. The catechin substance that it contains along with the antioxidants, combat and might even hinder cell deterioration.
According to research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Ph.D. Christopher Ochner, "It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink."
Pomegranate Juice is stuffed with antioxidants, vitamin C as well as other vitamins that boost energy. The polyphenols in pomegranate could counteract atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation that make the blood pressure lower.
On the other note, drinking coffee is still beneficial in moderation as some study suggests. Caffeinated coffee aids in the burning of fat. People who participated in the research had declined appetite. The caffeine in coffee makes the people drinking it full already thus have a feeling to eat less.
Also, a research conducted by the School of Public Health at the Imperial College in London, headed by Professor Elio Riboli claims that drinking coffee lessens the dangers of the heart and digestive problems that could lead to death.