If coffee is giving you gas and acne, try these 5 zippy alternatives

Published on: 22 February 2022, 09:00 am IST

Wanna stay up all night but don’t want to depend on coffee? It’s time to try these alternatives for coffee and ditch its cons.

It’s not just coffee that can help you stay energized! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Can’t kickstart your mornings without a cup of coffee, but trouble shows up later during the day? Well, these alternatives for coffee will be your sole saviour. There are many of you who feel gassy and even get a major breakout after gulping coffee. And no one wants that, right?

Well, fret not ladies, because we have some really yum sippers to give your day a boost.

5 alternatives for coffee that won’t make you feel sick

  1. Matcha

    “Matcha tea is made from a fine green powder and has almost half the amount of caffeine, as compared to a regular cup of coffee, which serves as a good energy source. The secret of matcha lies in the fact that it is rich in catechin, and polyphenols, particularly ECGC. The ECGC (epigallocatechin gallate) is a powerful antioxidant, and besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it also kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissues,” recommends celebrity nutritionist Lovneet Batra.

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    Matcha or coffee – take your pick. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  2. Dark chocolate

    We all love chocolates, right? So, what about having dark chocolates as a coffee alternative? Dark chocolate is naturally rich in flavonoids, and these compounds are thought to exhibit different therapeutic activities such as lowering blood pressure and protecting the heart. Moreover, dark chocolate also contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, but the amount of caffeine is very small, as compared with coffee.“Dark chocolate contains 12 mg of caffeine whereas a cup of coffee contains 30-150 mg of caffeine,” says Batra.

  3. Coconut water kefir

    If you’re looking for a way to make your mornings healthy, give coconut water kefir a try! Thanks to its rich probiotic content, coconut water kefir benefits digestive health by supplying the gut with a hearty dose of anti-inflammatory and gut-boosting bacteria.

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    Not just for your skin and hair, coconut can improve your overall health! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

    Also, coconut water kefir is especially great for digestion, due to the lauric acid it naturally contains. Lauric acid turns to monolaurin in the body, which helps protect against gastrointestinal infections.

  4. Apple cider vinegar

    Feeling sleepy and want a jolt of energy? Take the help of apple cider vinegar aka ACV. As per the expert, the acetic acid in ACV helps in better regulation of blood sugar levels, and that helps in keeping you energised. Plus, it is great for your overall health.

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    Apple cider tea can unlock your weight loss journey. Image courtesy: Shuttertstock
  5. Smoothies

    Thinking about your weight? Well, in that case, opt for smoothies that are healthy, and go for fruits and nuts that have natural sugar, so that you don’t take the help of refined sugar. Smoothies are great for those who get acid reflux, after noshing on coffee. The base ingredient of a smoothie is yogurt, which is loaded with probiotics that are great for your gut. Plus, adding fruits, nuts, and oats will make it filling and super-duper energizing.

So ladies, make these swaps and give yourself a healthier way of life.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.

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