Every morning we start our day with a cup of aromatic coffee (or at least most of us do). During the rest of the day, we are used to drinking more of the drink at the slightest sign of fatigue or lack of concentration, because we think it makes us more energetic and productive.
We forget that too much caffeine can have a negative effect on our he alth, that it disturbs our sleep and makes us irritable. That's why we're sharing some he althy alternatives,that will help you replace those few cups of coffee.
Green tea is one of the he althiest substitutes for coffee. It contains times less caffeine and at the same time is abundant in antioxidants that have anti-cancer effects and reduce the risk of heart problems., it helps to improve metabolism, and a number of studies have shown that it also stimulates mental activity. So instead of drinking two or three cups of coffee, start your day with one, and when you feel the need to concentrate, make yourself a second cup of aromatic green tea.
Green fresh juices and smoothies
Green leafy vegetables, which we often make into fresh juices and smoothies, are low on the glycemic index, which means you will digest them gradually throughout the day, providing not only useful vitamins and minerals but you will be more energetic and productive.
Similar juices can be consumed in the morning or in the afternoon, when usually each of us makes another cup of coffee.
Eat some chocolate bars
We all know that chocolate helps release serotonin, which makes us calm, in a good mood and feel happier.According to scientists, taking chocolate-containing drinks as well as consuming dark chocolate helps increase blood flow to key areas of the brain for two to three hours, which can help to increase performance and enhance overall concentration.
Dark bars contain a small amount of caffeine, but are rich in flavonoids,which are responsible for improving blood flow to the brain. In addition, by eating a few bars of the chocolate temptation, you will not feel remorse about your waistline.
Lack of protein is a common cause of fatigue. A good protein shake can give your body the nutrients it needs and you don't need caffeine,to be energetic and productive.
Make a smoothie with yogurt and fresh milk, add quinoa, flaxseed, banana, other fresh fruits to it, you can also add peanut butter or nuts.
Take a short break
It may sound counterproductive, but studies show that taking short breaks at work can significantly improve your performance. Therefore, get up every hour for 5-10 minutes, take a walk, make tea, talk to colleagues or friends on the phone or just listen to your favorite music.