Away from Coffee: Perk-me-up Morning Drink Alternatives

coffeeIs coffee good or bad for your health? This has been the subject of too many debates and over 18,000 studies. Today there is a consensus that caffeine can promote numerous health benefits. For instance, it is said to be effective in weight loss having the property to aid fat burning. There are also studies that reported about its neuroprotective function to lower the risks for Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism and dementia. Similarly, there are studies showing that caffeine can be bad particularly for people with diabetes or hypertension.It can’t be denied that coffee is a psychoactive substance that makes it the world’s most favorite beverage. Once caffeine is gets into the brain, it blocks Adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. This increases other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine that enhances firing of neurons. Consequently, general cognitive function including memory, energy levels, mood and speed of reaction are all improved.

Now you know why you are jolted to wakefulness and to heightened alertness when you gulp that booster of a beverage in the morning, and whenever you feel sleepy and sluggish. But when caffeine is not good for your health or when you want to avoid excess calories and hidden sugar, what are your alternatives? Learn about your morning options in this article “17 Delicious Alternatives to Your Morning Coffeeposted in Skinny Miss. [Read more…]

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