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Are you looking for some alternatives to coffee? According to the National Coffee Association, nearly 90 percent of Americans drink coffee daily, and the U.S. spends about $40 billion dollars each year on coffee. Non-coffee sources, which include tea, energy drinks and oral supplements, make up a rising percentage of total caffeine consumption.

Whether you are a moderate, informed caffeine user or a self-proclaimed "caffeine freak," we could all benefit from a mindful approach to this daily ritual. Here are some wonderful alternatives to coffee.

1. Plain Water, Especially with Lemon

Increasing your energy levels can be as simple as drinking a glass of water frequently. Dehydration causes the body to become fatigued and so by staying hydrated, you get rid of the need to use stimulants such as caffeine to boost your energy levels. You'll find that water is one of the best alternatives to coffee. Hydration goes a long way toward ensuring the optimum functioning of the body and as such, the energy from the food you consume will be utilized properly all through the day.

Creamy coffee drinks offer an instant jolt of energy, but you may find yourself feeling sluggish as the caffeine wears off later in the afternoon. Sometimes, it’s the simple things that will stimulate your senses. β€œI find that the best waker-upper is water with lemon zest and lemon juice,” says Lisa Rinna, television host and author of Rinnavation: Getting Your Best Life Ever. She suggests adding the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of freshly grated zest to your H2O.

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