Hot Lemon is the perfect substitute for caffeine
2020 has bought some new and fascinating personal battles. There has been a lockdown, a break but never back to normal, and then another lockdown. Fortunately, people found ways to keep entertained. When trying to stay motivated in lockdown, Healthy Food Reviews was born. We decided to blog our experience on how we tried to lose weight during lockdown. But perhaps most importantly for us all, we’ve found a way to reduce our caffeine intake, without losing that boost. Honestly, it did appear as though we were heading towards developing caffeine intolerance symptoms, but fortunately, we’ve found a method.
What are caffeine intolerance symptoms?
Caffeine intolerance symptoms are not painful but they can have a dreadful mental effect. You may find yourself not being able to sleep at night, and this insomnia leads to mental thoughts which you don’t need to suffer from. The original mental boost in the morning was great when we went to sit down at our desk. But then boredom set in. Once boredom set in, caffeine became an integral part of the day. 4/5 cups of coffee were consumed. This led to multiple caffeine intolerance symptoms, most notably headaches, a bloated stomach and an inability to sleep.
A bloated stomach is often the main cause of any intolerance symptoms. However, many people don’t associate it with caffeine intolerance symptoms. Actually, drinking too much caffeine can cause a bloated stomach. This leaves you feeling a bit down and unmotivated. You then don’t have the ability to exercise as you would and tire yourself out or get your body in shape. Although metabolisms being boosted can contribute to weight loss, trying to cheat your metabolism can actually lead to weight gain. You can experience all the caffeine intolerance symptoms. These include fatigue from lack of sleep, lethargy from being bloated, and bloated stomach from simply drinking too much.
Lastly, too much caffeine is also known to cause anxiety. Medical Daily highlight this saying that coffee does boost your energy, but there is a chance you will be anxious. The flip side is that it does have health benefits and can alleviate depression.
Why is hot lemon such a great substitute for caffeine?
Having started to flag at work in terms of tiredness, caffeine became a necessity rather than an extra. Until a chance encounter watching a motivational course, we found the secret. Hot lemon water in the morning. Don’t get it confused with hot lemon squash, though that is a lovely healthy extra. The perfect boost to your morning, alongside exercise, is some hot lemon juice. Either, have a mug of boiling hot water and place sliced lemons in it or squeeze the lemons until the lemon juices have reached your mug. Make sure to stir the lemons to ensure it all mixes up.
This gets your metabolism going and can leave you actually looking forward to the morning. It won’t change that Monday morning feeling but it can certainly help. During the cold winter months, you need to find some motivation to get out of bed and start your day. Lemon infused water does help in this regard. However, the one question is whether lemon infused water can give you that morning boost that people rely on.
One thing we need to add as well. Lemon contains the vitamins you need to improve your lifestyle, particularly in the colder winter months. Lemons themselves are rich in vitamin C. As well as potassium, these two combined boost your immune system. You may find yourself feeling less anxious and stress if you switch out coffee for hot lemon. The added benefit is that if you are drinking too much coffee, then hot lemon will help relieve you of your caffeine intolerance symptoms.
Start your morning right
So, when you’re looking to make your healthy breakfast next week, think about what you are going to have with it. Healthy Food Reviews are not talking about the added healthy extras of Skinny Food syrup, though they are delicious! Nope, we are talking about that hot lemon infused water as a replacement for your coffee. Ultimately, we are not saying you need to give up coffee completely. That can lead to caffeine withdrawal symptoms like shaking (slightly different to caffeine intolerance symptoms) so it is definitely about finding that middle ground.
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