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The Best Alternatives to Coffee

Avoid the Slump ‘Today: prepare to be crushed!’ You think to yourself as your morning coffee kicks in. There’s nothing quite like the buzz from the black stuff. That sudden alertness that makes you feel anything is possible. But how does it work? Well, coffee stimulates production of the stress hormone cortisol, which causes your liver to release stored sugars. And, just like that you’re off, riding an unstoppable wave of energy until….the slump. Coffee is wonderful in moderation, and London’s love affair with the magic bean shows no signs of abating, but there can be downsides. Coffee certainly affects your energy levels and your mood (a high followed by a crash), but it can also cause anxiety and have...

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