Coffee is a daily morning routine for many us. Beyond its comforting smell and taste, caffeine provides us that boost of energy to power us throughout the day. Unfortunately, caffeine can sometimes not be the best choice for others. Let's not get it twisted, if you're having steady bond with your coffee routine, go ahead and continue it. But if your sensitive to caffeine, just know that there are many other caffeine alternatives to boost your energy. Read below the 5 other ways to start your morning energy.
B-vitamin deficiencies can result in mood fatigue and poor concentration according to, Caroline Thomas R.D. Make sure you're eating B-vitamin-rich foods—like lean meats, nuts, seeds, and fortified grains—as part of your diet. One vegetable in particular is spinach. Whether eaten raw or cooked, spinach will provide you with ample amounts of many B vitamins. According to, National Institute of Health, One cup of cooked spinach provides you with:
Vitamin B1: 0.2 mg (20% DV)
Vitamin B2: 0.4 mg (33% DV)
Vitamin B3: 0.9 mg (6% DV)
Vitamin B5: 0.3 mg (5% DV)
Vitamin B6: 0.4 mg (26% DV)
Vitamin B9: 262.8 mcg (66% DV)
Spinach is also a good source of dietary fiber, iron, calcium and potassium.
According to Caroline Thomas R.D., nuts will help keep you full and energized longer than other foods since they balance carbohydrate fuel with the satiating and blood-sugar-balancing effects of fat and protein. A study found that eating nuts on a regular basis improved brain-wave frequencies associated with cognition, so you can be sharp without the caffeine jolt.
Depending on the type of nut, each will have their own benefits. If you're looking for an extra jolt of brain power, studies suggest that walnuts have beneficial effects on memory and learning skills. In fact, a handful of walnuts contain almost twice the antioxidants as an equivalent amount of other common nuts.
#3 Peppermint Tea
According to Medical News Today, the oils in peppermint may help alleviate symptoms of fatigue and boost energy levels. In a 2018 studyTrusted Source involving 24 people, peppermint oil capsules reduced mental fatigue and improved cognitive functioning compared with a placebo. It's not surprising that studies show ingesting peppermint may be useful for exercise performance and supporting brain oxygen concentration.
Ever get a sweet tooth midday and go for candy? Well time to kick that candy aside, and opt for a naturally sweet, nutrient-dense food like berries, instead. Blueberries are a good source of fiber, meaning that energy boost will last and can help you feel satisfied longer. Blueberry intake has been found to have a connection to improved endothelial health (the inner lining of blood vessels) for better blood flow. Blueberries are good in everything from salads to smoothies, and more!
#5 Cordyceps Tea
Cordyceps have been shown to enhance aerobic performance and endurance while helping those who are fatigued support energy levels. Cordyceps are thought to increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles. This may improve the way your body uses oxygen, especially during exercise.
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