The Different Sources Of Caffeine
Caffeine has the ability to temporarily boost energy and also increase the alertness, and these are among the reasons why it is known. Here are some of the other caffeine sources for the people that maybe hate the taste of coffee or use list of energy drinks. We can, first of all, get the obvious source, the coffee itself, out of the way and here, there are three types which are the Robusta, the Arabica, and the Liberica.
They are all different with Liberia being the rare type but with the same caffeine levels as the Arabica, which in turn is the most popular for the pleasant flavors with the chocolate and the caramel note, and the Robusta with the highest caffeine level, and harsher with taste. The tea, and especially the white, green, black, yellow and oolong tea, is the perfect choice for when you do not want a lot of the caffeine because not all tea contains the caffeine. The caffeine leaves vary with the black tea having the highest caffeine levels followed by the oolong, then green, white and finally the yellow tea and can be taken as iced tea or hot drinks.
If you love tea but the caffeine that tea offer is not enough for you then matcha will be the perfect choice for you. To make the match, green tea leaves are used to make a powder which is then added water and whisked for the smooth form, which can also be used for the shakes and the smoothies. The caffeine leaves are usually higher because you are taking the whole leaf. The Guarana seeds also have caffeine and initially was used for medicine but today, they are being used to make various energy drinks and as supplements in the weight loss regimen. If you are all for the natural options rather than the sugary packed and filled with chemicals options, this may be the perfect choice for you. The Guarana powder can also be used for the shakes and the smoothies.
Another natural source that you can get caffeine from is the kola nuts, which was part of the original coca cola and Pepsi recipe and the word ‘cola’ source. Just like the match and the Guarana, relying on the herbal supplements that have been shown to aid in the digestion and the blood circulation, is better than the fizzy drinks. There is then the cocoa that has been used to create the chocolate and the cocoa powder. This is a perfect alternative for the caffeine because while the chocolate and the cocoa doesn’t naturally have the caffeine, the raw cocoa does have stimulants. In general, there are a lot of herbal and healthier ways that you can get your caffeine fix.