Coffee is the go-to beverage for over 150 million daily drinkers in the United States. The National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Data Trends Report determines that 75 percent of American adults consumed coffee in 2020. Daily intake of Caffeinated products increases your body’s tolerance and needs, which in turn pushes you to reach for multiple cups for regular energy boosts. The NCA’s National Coffee Data Trends Report determines that currently, the average rate of daily coffee consumption is about three servings. While coffee and the caffeine within it may not cause immediate problems, the dependency and side effects might make you contemplate of a healthier coffee and caffeine substitute. Even more concerning is a trend of high sugar content in caffeinated drinks that can cause other health issues.
Even though Caffeine may seem like a great energy boost, it comes with its own set of problems. Caffeine is a stimulant, which means it causes you to feel and perceive differently. It directly affects your central nervous system causing both short-term and long-term complications like anxiety, insomnia and issues relating to blood pressure. Caffeine addiction is extremely common in our country with 85 percent of people consuming at least one cup a day—whether it’s soda, an energy drink or espresso—and the withdrawal process is an area of concern for many who are trying to live caffeine-free (and sugar-free) because of the discomfort involved in it. It also hampers productivity due to withdrawal symptoms like migraines and digestive problems. This kind of dependency is pushing people to cut back on their caffeine intake and find a healthier caffeine substitute. Reducing your daily intake and easing out is the ideal way to do this. Black coffee essentially contains no significant nutrients and is highly acidic in nature. It does have some benefits due to its antioxidant content, but the side effects may not be ideal for everyone. It releases caffeine at once causing jitters, lack of focus and anxiety.
We suggest gradually replacing caffeine with our Superfood Energy Infusions, packed with numerous health benefits of moringa and other plant-based ingredients. With time, you can reduce the number of cups of the Superfood Energy Infusions and pair them with one of our 18 herbal and caffeine-free Superfood Teas (including our pantry essentials like original (pure), green tea, ginger, lemon, mint, and turmeric). Our Superfood Powders are also caffeine-free and can be used in more ways than just tea—smoothies, oatmeal, lattes and more. Moringa is not only a powerhouse of nutrients, it is also a very potent source of energy, making it an excellent coffee and caffeine substitute.
There are several coffee alternatives in the market today—from rooibos tea and matcha to chicory and golden milk, coffee alternatives are swarming the aisles of every supermarket. A healthier coffee alternative is an energized moringa tea. Moringa naturally is caffeine-free but has extensive amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids; Miracle Tree has brewed its specialty herbal teas with organic caffeine. The tea doesn’t cause jitters or a crash but a subtle increase in energy that slowly dissipates throughout the day. Miracle Tree offers both caffeinated and caffeine-free teas, and it is recommended to use the regular herbal teas when caffeine isn’t required. Our Superfood Moringa Teas contain over 90 nutrients, including 47 antioxidants, 25 vitamins and minerals and all nine essential amino acids, which will help you focus and stay energized throughout the day.