9 Coffee Alternatives You Should Try To Benefit Your Health

9 Coffee Alternatives You Should Try To Benefit Your Health

There are so many better options for you and your body will love you for switching to them.

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For the past five years, I've really struggled with not being able to consume caffeine products, the biggest one being coffee. As soon as I was old enough in my parents' eyes to drink coffee, my body disagreed. Not only did I miss out on the hyper and energized caffeine effect that most people get, but it would give me horrible shakes throughout my whole body for hours. Because of that, I've been in search for the best alternatives to coffee.

1. Chicory Coffee.

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Despite the name, it doesn't have any ingredients from a coffee bean. It's caffeine-free and tastes really similar. It comes from the Chicory Root. Also believed to be super rich in Insulin.

2. Matcha Tea.

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This is a type of green tea that comes from the camellia sinensis plant. You can eat the entire leaf of this plant and is full of antioxidants.

3. Golden Milk.

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If you're looking for something sweeter like a latte, try Golden Milk. This drink starts with a dairy-free base and has cinnamon, turmeric, and ground ginger. It is also known to have notes of vanilla and honey.

4. Lemon/Fruit Water.

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This is exactly what it sounds like but when adding the right fruits to it, can give you the same amount of energy as a cup of coffee. It's super easy to make, and adding a sweetener like agave or honey makes it taste like juice.

5. Yerba Mate.

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This is a naturally caffeinated herbal tea, originating from South America. It definitely gives you the boost you need, but before you dive in, know that this drink is super bitter because of the high tannin content in the tea leaves.

6. Chai Tea.

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This one is my personal favorite. This is a black tea blended with herbs and spices and comes from the camellia sinensis plant but goes through a fermentation process. This is my personal favorite when almond milk, cinnamon, and honey are added. This drink is great hot or cold, and can be found at almost all of your favorite cafes and coffee houses.

7. Rooibos Tea.

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A second name for this is red tea from South Africa. Although it isn't very well known yet, it's high in caffeine and can be found at places like Trader Joes, Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and even Walmart occasionally has it in stock.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar.

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This one is hard to acquire a taste for but the results are amazing. It's made by fermenting crushed apples and adding yeast and bacteria. It's known to have beneficial effects on blood-sugar levels, and is a great energizer. You can mix it into other drinks, smoothies, use it as salad dressing, and drink it straight up.

9. Kombucha.

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This is another one you might have to acquire a taste for, but has recently became very popular. It's made by fermenting black tea with bacteria, yeast, and sugar. You can find it in lots of flavors with the most well known brand, Synergy, like blueberry, lemonade, and strawberry mojito.

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These Are 4 Proven Ways That Vaccines Cause Autism

Stock up on those essential oils.

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Let's just start with the first (and main) point.

1. They don't.

Susan in your anti-vax group is not a scholarly source (despite her hours and hours of Google research).

2. But in case you still believe Susan...

Maybe you'll believe Autism Speaks who says, "Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism."

3. And if Autism Speaks still didn't convince you...

Feel free to take a look at this comprehensive list of studies that all say that there is no relationship between vaccines such as the MMR vaccination and the development of autism.

4. But here's what you should know...

There have been a few studies lately that have shown that autism develops in utero aka before a baby is even born AND before a baby can even receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations have prevented COUNTLESS deaths and illnesses. Vaccination rates are continuing to fall and do you know what that means? Measles will make its way back. Whooping cough will come back. Rubella, mumps, and polio will come back and there will be no way to stop it.

So, now that you know that vaccines do not cause autism, you're welcome to go tell Susan from your anti-vax group that as well as tell her that the Earth isn't flat. But, don't forget to mention it to her that her essential oils and organic foods are not keeping her children safe from the measles or tuberculosis.

Vaccinate your children. And, besides, even IF vaccinations caused autism, wouldn't you rather have a child with a developmental disorder rather than a child who died from the measles?

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A Poem Dedicated To White Claw Hard Seltzers

May you have my heart always, White Claw.

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White Claw, White Claw, oh what would I do,

If I didn't have a cool, refreshing beverage as simple a you?

The art on your can is of pure and simple beauty,

Don't get me started with the flavors; for they're all fruity.


The deliciousness stretches from Blackberry and Raspberry,

No one can forget Natural Lime.

To Ruby Grapefruit or Mango,

But to try all these flavors you're going to need some time.


The way that you bubble, the way that you fizz,

Don't forget, people, these drink aren't for kids.

White Claws may feel like a very light drink,

Although maybe that's what they want you to think.


One moment you're thinking "these are delicious!"

The next morning, however. can be quite vicious.

These White Claws are strong, these White Claws are pure,

One too many and you're guaranteed a hang-over for sure.


For you, White Claw, there are risks I'm willing to take.

Not all nights are perfect, it's the decisions we make.

One Claw, two Claw, three Claw, four,

The next morning I'm going to promise myself no more.


Soon Friday night comes around the next week,

As I remember my decisions last time, I promise myself just a peak.

Friends gather as I crack open a can of Natural Lime,

For I have decided, once again, it's White Claw Hard Seltzer time.

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