Written By Rachelle Wilber / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
For many people, caffeine is a supercharge necessary to start the morning. For some, it's hard to get through the day upbeat and energetic without it. Although popular, there are numerous natural sources of caffeine on the market. Here are four natural sources to try.
Coffee is the most popular form of caffeine available today. With various ways to take it, traditional black coffee has the most authentic taste.
However, it now has various types, from espresso, Latte, and cappuccino. In every 100 grams of coffee, 40 milligrams is pure caffeine. Check with a local coffee shop, like gravity coffee company, for an amazing selection to choose from.
Black tea has the third highest dose of caffeine after coffee at 20 milligrams per every 100 grams of coffee. Due to its lingering aftertaste, most people skip the drink entirely. Despite this, black tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world.
Interestingly, most teas come from the same plant, albeit in different conditions. The type of tea depends on many factors including the time it was harvested, and the amount of light the plant received.
Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and minerals. It contains less sugar and is a perfect snack for losing weight. It has been known to reduce inflammation, improve brain function, and lower heart disease due to the caffeine found in every bar.
Dark chocolate is perfect for a quick caffeine fix as it contains 10 milligrams for every 100 grams of chocolate. Before buying, check ingredients and try to buy a bar with more than 70 percent cocoa. The more cocoa, the more caffeine.
Guarana berry has more caffeine than coffee, up to 200 percent more. Due to its high caffeine levels, it is sold as a supplement and made into a tea with strict instructions. The high concentration can make it a more effective drink.
However, care should be taken to not to drink too much caffeine when taking guarana tea as it will lead to headaches, trouble sleeping, irritability, and to an extreme extent, chest pain and respiratory issues.
Sticking to natural sources of caffeine rather than synthetic or lab-manufactured caffeine will help you enjoy its benefits. When choosing caffeine, personal preferences also matter.
With guarana or black tea being an acquired taste, it's vital to introduce the beverages slowly while supplementing with a lovely cup of coffee just as you like it.
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Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.