10 ways to clean up your diet (10/10): Curb the caffeine

July 26, 2015
 

Green super smoothie

A caffeine-free energy boost: our green super smoothie

Did you know that too much caffeine can inhibit the body’s ability to absorb important vitamins and minerals from food?

Studies have also shown that too much can also raise levels of stress hormones in the body, which can also lead to weight gain.

The general advice out there is to limit your caffeine intake to 1-2 cups of good quality tea or coffee a day.

But there’s no limit to the amount of herbal teas you can drink, so replace your hot drink with peppermint, chamomile, rooibos or rosehip tea. We love homemade lemon and ginger or lime and honey. We were surprised at how much of our caffeine intake was down to habit…

Green, white and matcha tea contain a little caffeine which it’s worth being aware of. But they also contain awesome antioxidants so they’re an important part of a healthy diet. Matcha is king – one cup contains 10 times the antioxidants of a cup of regular green tea.

Tip: Rooibos tea with a little milk makes a good caffeine-free alternative to black tea. Or try our green super smoothie for a boost of energy instead of a coffee.

View our previous tip (#9) here


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