While there are numerous studies that show coffee’s benefits on the human body, there is something to be said when it comes to “everything in alternation.” Sometimes, too much of a good thing isn’t the best, and every so often even here at Cupa Cabana we take a step back from our strong espressos to cleanse the palette and sip on some coffee alternatives. It’s good to have a few backup options when coffee and espresso are not an option,
Want to stay caffeinated while fighting disease? Green tea is one of the top options for coffee alternatives due to various antioxidants and health benefits for those who drink it. Green tea contains catechins, which are powerful, disease-battling antioxidants. What are some other benefits of green tea? Weight-loss and management, memory preservation, heart health and overall well-being are boosted by this natural, vitamin-packed beverage.
Apple cider has many health benefits, which are derived from the apple’s phytochemicals, such as phenolics, flavonoids, and carotenoids. These various benefits may reduce the chances chronic diseases. Individuals who regularly include apples in their diet are typically at a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes and some types of cancer.
For those of our readers who are feeling a little more adventurous – there are some great probiotic teas and other, more common drinks that offer a laundry list of health benefits. Take, for example, kombucha tea. While studies are still pending to confirm the various health benefits, those who swear by it say the beverage helps stimulate the immune system, prevent cancer, and boost liver function and digestion. Kombucha tea is a sour, and effervescent drink – essentially a fermented tea. It must be stored and monitored correctly, as to ensure the fermentation process is sanitary and no mold is growing in the tea. It is important to do the research before trying out this drink, to ensure there will be no allergy issues – as it can affect people with digestive issues. For something a little less adventurous, go for smoothies made with fresh fruit and yogurt. The active cultures in yogurt will help your body maintain a healthy digestion system.
Aside from these, make sure to ingest plenty of water in addition to your other favorite beverages. At the end of the day, water is the best thing you can give your body – as it is an essential property of the human composition. Are there other coffee alternatives you prefer? Share with us!