Want to drink coffee, but don't want the caffeine side effects? There are healthy alternatives to one of the world's favorite beverages.
You’re a coffee drinker, but maybe you don’t like the side effects like caffeine jitters. Culinary Chef and Nutritionist Sheree Clark shares some options for the rich flavor you crave without all the side effects you don’t.
If you’re going to continue using coffee, Sheree suggests using an organic brand that has fewer toxins. Grain-based or herb-based coffees like dandelion coffees are a great, healthy substitute. She prefers to combine it with Warrior Blend protein and nut milk. Dandelion coffee or tea is said to be a good tonic for the liver and is currently being researched for treating cancer.
Yerba mate is a great mocha alternative that has the strength of coffee and the health benefits of tea. It comes from the nourishing leaves of the holly tree, and contains twenty-four vitamins and minerals, and fifteen amino acids. Yerba mate is the national drink of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Southern Brazil where it is consumed 6 to 1 over coffee.
Herbal teas are another healthy alternative. Some herbal teas have no caffeine and lots of medicinal qualities. They can be served hot or cold and can even be used as medicine, depending on the herb.
Most of these products can be found in health food stores as well as higher end grocery stores. So you can enjoy the perks of coffee with friends, hot beverages on a cold day, and all the things that go along with coffee, without the health risks.