As you get older, drinking cups of coffee like you used in college may not be something your body can handle anymore. So to help you start your day without stopping at Starbucks, here are some coffee alternatives to help start your day.
Even before drinking a cup of coffee, drinking a glass of water is highly recommended. This not only wakes your senses up wit the icy feeling, but it also rehydrates you. According to Susan Kleiner, a dietitian and author of “The Good Mood Diet,” we all wake up dehydrated so get hydrated and feel more awake sooner.
Wash Your Face:
Just like splashing your face with cold water calms you down, it also wakes you up. Try using cold water and a scented soap or essential oil like mint or lavender to wake yourself up. Mints and lavenders awaken your senses and the cold water can help you get the sleep off your face — making you feel more ready for your day.
This may seem a little weird to you, but it works. It is a method used by many to prevent tooth decay and pull toxins out of your body. Every morning, you’ll want to place a little coconut oil in your mouth and let it dissolve. Be sure not to swallow it and swish it around in your mouth for 10 minutes or so. Oil pulling with coconut oil can help you sleep better, boost your energy and has many other benefits from clearing skin to sinuses.