Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Cut the caffeine at bedtime

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
General Wellness (167)     
Most of us enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee and some of us canít get enough. While enjoying a cup in the morning to kick-start our day can have benefits, the high caffeine content means that we should limit our intake later in the day or we might find that it interferes with our sleep.

So what do we do when weíre craving something hot to drink in the evenings? What alternatives are there to coffee, tea, or chocolate-based drinks to warm us up?

Here are five alternatives worth trying:



Horlicks
All images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons


1. Horlicks©. This is a malt-based drink, and added to warm milk it is the perfect nightcap for those wintry nights.

2. Hot water with lemon juice. Not only is it warming, but itís also great for our digestion, and to improve our brain function.



Horlicks


[3. Bonox© or Bovril©. Made from concentrated beef. A warm, savoury drink.



Horlicks


4. Caro© or Ecco©. A grain-based, caffeine-free alternative that is similar in taste to some coffees and is quite filling.



Horlicks


5. Herbal teas. Anything with chamomile, valerian, peppermint, spearmint, St. Johnís wort, lemongrass or rose not only tastes great but acts as a relaxant.

If you really, really have to have your tea or coffee, opt for the de-caffeinated variety. Less caffeine means better sleep and more alertness during the day.

Categories
#General Wellness
I like this Article - 9
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Exercise is a huge part of feeling healthy because, among other things, itís how our body releases e...
9 likes
Spring is here Ė hurrah! Itís time to come out of hibernation and feel the sun on our skin
8 likes
Isn't it about time we stopped beating ourselves up about the eternal struggle with our weight? ...
14 likes
Most of us enjoy a bit of cheese in our diets
6 likes
Let me begin by confessing that Iím not very diligent when it comes to housework
8 likes
Weíve all seen, if not tried, therapeutic wheat-bags for warmth or to relieve pain
7 likes
view all articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) on Other Hubs
In I talked about taking photographs to record the moments of your life, but now Iíd like to go...
165 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1655 views
Let me tell you a storyÖ There once was a company manager who was very good at most aspects of ...
3 likes
ID: 39219
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
These pear and oat muffins are easy to make and a tasty addition to increase fibre into your diet
5 likes
As a health-conscious individual, you probably care about what goes on, as much as you care about wh...
1 like
The type and quality of food we eat impacts our not just our health but our fatigue levels
5 likes
I love making banana bread and finding ways involve the kids in the kitchen too
5 likes
People all around the world know how beneficial spinach can be
2 likes
Do you struggle with procrastination? If you are like the majority of people, the answer is probabl...
5 likes
Celery is a delicious crunchy vegetable that is unappetising when limp
5 likes
Did you know if you are not exfoliating, your skin is not as healthy as it could be? Exfoliating ...
6 likes
Canít sleep? You are not alone
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (269)
Vegan (122)
Skin Care (101)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version