If you’re as addicted to your daily latte as we are, your bank balance might be taking a hit. That $5 per day quickly adds up! So instead of driving through the Starbucks line on repeat, try these healthier – cheaper, alternatives.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Taking a shot of apple cider vinegar might not sound appealing, but it has become a daily staple for many wellness advocates who claim it alkalizes the body, kick-starts digestion, and helps control weight. Just be sure to consume safely – the stuff is really acidic. You can get it in capsule form or dilute 1–2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water.
A morning jog can leave you with a similar energy boost as caffeine does – with longer-lasting effects. Keep a pace that’s challenging enough to make you feel alert but not so exhausting that you’re limping around for the rest of the day.
You don’t even have to leave bed for this one! Breathwork has many advantages, including improving overall relaxation and alleviating stress-related ailments. If you want to breathe your way to a healthier mind and body, start by learning a couple of basic breathwork practices. Practice these a few times a day (including in the morning), and you should begin to feel the results.
Water is one of the best things you can put into your body, and the addition of lemon has additional benefits, such as improving digestion. Plus, you can buy a whole bag of lemons for the price of your daily coffee.
Don’t Forget Your Veggies
Vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals that give you energy! Try adding some greens to your omelet or morning scramble: both delicious and nutritious.
Sunlight to Feel Bright
The vitamin D we get from the sun is a prohormone, which has been shown to boost immune systems, improve moods, and increase energy. So step outside, even just for a minute, and bask in its glory!
Pick up these healthy habits in place of your morning coffee, and you should start to see some improvements in your energy levels and overall well-being – and your bank account!