Energizing snacks are one way to help lift spirits and help with focus and energy. Today, many people are swapping caffeinated drinks for superfood snacks containing moringa. Would you ever swap coffee for moringa?
In this article, we explore the energizing qualities of moringa as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon boost. Spoiler alert: our Energizing Moringa Tea may be your new best friend!
How Do You Like Your Energy? Mean vs. Clean
By now, some coffee fanatics may be thinking, “Why all the no caffeine fuss? My 2+ cups of coffee fuel my day perfectly. If my energy drops, I can just grab another cup of coffee!”
A cup of coffee contains 70 mg or more of caffeine, while the natural caffeine in green tea ranges between 30-45 mg. With its effects peaking at 15-45 minutes after ingestion, caffeine provides temporary energy that increases the heart rate and blood pressure. Although caffeine in moderation has its benefits, it is not for everyone, as it directly affects the central nervous system, tends to be addictive, and can disrupt sleep patterns.1
Varying individual responses to caffeine are largely a result of genetics. While drinking 2 cups of coffee daily may provide the desired morning spike in energy and an increased tolerance to nervous system effects such as anxiety and jitters, frequent caffeine intake leads to caffeine withdrawal manifesting as decreased performance and mental alertness, slower reaction times, and greater sleepiness by late afternoon.2
Drinking coffee regularly resembles taking a pharmaceutical drug – there are some benefits, but the side effects are often more unpleasant than the lack of energy that prompted its ingestion. In fact, such detrimental effects can be downright mean, depending on the amount of caffeine consumed and the severity of symptoms. Ingesting over 4 cups of coffee (approximately 400 mg of caffeine) daily increases all causes of death for those under age 55. Yikes! Why not opt for a cleaner energy option?
Meet the Caffeine-free Supergreen!
Alternatively, our Energizing Moringa Tea may be exactly what you need for long-term, sustained wellness. A personal daily dose of 1-2 teaspoons of Pure Organic Moringa bestows clean energy, provides rich nutrients, and boasts countless healing benefits. These benefits include successfully treating inflammation, joint pain, digestive disorders, hypertension, diabetes, parasitic diseases, anemia, and skin conditions.
Moringa also supports the cardiovascular and immune system for optimum health, and helps protect against numerous pathogens (E. coli, Salmonella, Candida, H. pylori and Staphylococcus). Moringa is the champion Tree of Life that provides clean, sustainable energy and supports the body’s efforts to balance and heal.
What if we trade the coffee jitters for sustained moringa magnificence? Do you know anyone who has reduced caffeine-intake and replaced it with moringa?
Swapping Coffee for Moringa: A How-To Guide
Whether you’re looking to add a daily dose of our Organic Pure Moringa Powder to your morning routine, or fuel your afternoon with Moringa Energy Bars and Green Tea Energy Plus+ shots, this powerful supergreen can get you going and keep you going!
Maybe partner with a friend and try the Moringa vs. Coffee challenge, where you slowly lower your coffee intake and replace it with moringa! You can always modify the challenge, by adding moringa to your daily routine, while maintaining your love of coffee too.
- Carman, A. J., Dacks, P. A., Lane, R. F., Shineman, D. W., & Fillit, H. M. (2014). Current evidence for the use of coffee and caffeine to prevent age-related cognitive decline and alzheimer’s disease.The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 18(4), 383-92. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12603-014-0021-7
- Rogers, P. J., Heatherley, S. V., Mullings, E. L., & Smith, J. E. (2013). Faster but not smarter: Effects of caffeine and caffeine withdrawal on alertness and performance.Psychopharmacology, 226(2), 229-40. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00213-012-2889-4
There you have it! Let us know if you add this energizing supergreen to your daily routine in the comments below!
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