Top 10 Coffee Alternatives

27 Aug

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave for the last few years, you’ll have heard all about how coffee really isn’t the greatest beverage for your health.  And yet, the majority of people dash to the kettle as soon as they wake each morning and even say they can’t function before their first coffee of the day.

It’s true, coffee is addictive.  And unless you kick the habit, it is going to mess with your healthy lifestyle.

But don’t panic.  Whether you love the taste of coffee or the kick it gives you, there are better alternatives.  Here are the top 10:

  1. Sports drinks – not the high-street brands that cause a sugar rush, but a natural herbal sports drink can offer a healthy energy boost.  Great for athletes too.  (Ask me about specific brands.)
  2. Teechino – a herbal alternative to coffee that tastes great.
  3. Green tea – a natural antioxidant with less caffeine than coffee.
  4. Black tea – a nice, strong taste.
  5. Yannoh – made from roasted cereals.
  6. Caro Extra – roasted ingredients, free from caffeine and stimulants.
  7. Barleycup – roasted barley, rye and chicory
  8. Rooibosch tea – a South African tea that is good drank with milk
  9. Yogi Tea – this brand offers several great blends
  10. Dandelion root ‘coffee’ – a rich, tasty alternative to coffee

One Response to “Top 10 Coffee Alternatives”


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