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Hate coffee? Try these 5 drinks for a caffeine boost

For some of us, coffee makes the world around, but there are plenty of other options when it comes to getting your caffeine buzz. If coffee didn't treat you right, you may want to explore some of these other options (which still have health benefits) while you give the java a break.

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1. Matcha

This vibrant green drink has been a hot topic in the wellness industry in recent years because it's naturally photogenic (wellness gurus love Instagram) and it's a veritable superfood. It's filled with powerful antioxidants and provides a boost of energy. In contrast to other energy drinks, matcha does not lead to a later crash thanks to the l-theanine, which has a connection with stimulants like caffeine to promote cognition without anxiety or nervousness.

If a cold brew is your normal order, try an ice-cold matcha latte or even mix a bit of matcha into your breakfast.

2. Black tea

Traditionally enjoyed in the afternoon as your perfect cup of tea, this drink is a bit bolder in taste when compared to its other tea counterparts. However, it's similarly packed with polyphenols, compounds that act as antioxidants in the body to prevent cells from oxidizing and fight inflammation.

One cup gives you just under 50 mg of caffeine (a cup of coffee is around 95 mg), which is enough to give you that little edge you sometimes need when your head starts nodding at your desk.

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3. Yerba buddy

A traditional drink from Argentina, one cup of yerba mate contains 78 mg of caffeine, which drops just a tiny bit lower than what you get from a regular old cup of joe. So yerba buddy might be just what you need if it's a morning boost you're looking for, with a zen factor akin to slow tea drinking.

4. Green tea

Although it contains a little less caffeine than yerba mate and coffee, green tea is a great option for those who want a milder, earthy-tasting alternative to matcha while still getting a little boost. Even better, if you're someone who likes to have a warm mug to hold on to, this will allow you to maintain a moderate intake of caffeine while sipping throughout the day. How about a slice of green tea bread with this mug ??

5. decaffeinated coffee

While it derives "decaffeinated" in its own title, one cup can still contain up to about 14 mg of caffeine, which can be just enough if an afternoon to pick me up is all you're looking for. Studies show that you can reap the same benefits from drinking decaf as its caffeinated sibling, and you can do it while overdoing it, which can cause anxiety, tremors, or a fast heartbeat.

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