If you are a coffee junkie like me you can’t imagine facing the day without your morning jolt of coffee. In fact, my morning coffee cups usually follows me well into the afternoon.

But there are alternatives that I can change to, without sacrificing the energy boost coffee gives me. The four alternatives are listed below if you’d like to give one a try.

  1. Wheatgrass juice- Places like Jamba Juice sell shots of it. Or you can get it in pill form. It’s like a natural energy drink, and helps fight off infections and treat stomach pain. One shot has about 100 different minerals in it.
  2. Black tea- It has almost as much caffeine as coffee. Plus, it’s good for bone health, and lowers your risk of diabetes.
  3. Pomegranate juice- It’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and it’s a good source of potassium. It also has vitamin B-9, which gives you energy and helps make new red and white blood cells.
  4. Kombucha- If you’ve never had it, it’s fermented tea. So you get the same benefits as regular tea, plus good bacteria to help your gut. And again, it has a lot of B vitamins to give you an energy boost.

If you’d like to read more about these healthy alternatives go to Business Insider HERE:

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .

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