We get it. Coffee makes your world go round. But now that Ramadan is upon us, you might be wondering what you can do to replace that caffeinated stuff. Since your window of eating and drinking is very short, there's really not much time for you to enjoy your cup of Joe. Coffee at night -- How are you going to sleep? Get it in the morning and you risk feeling too dehydrated by the time 8am hits. #WeFeelYourPain
And if you want to get serious, studies have shown that coffee leads to higher level of cholesterol, causes ulcers as well as other forms of gastric irritation, and two cups a day was linked to an increased likelihood of miscarriages.
Rather than missing out on your AM boost, there are healthy alternatives to coffee. Try these five that we've found might help you ease into Ramadan and fasting without the need for that skinny latte.
Coffee Alternative #2: lemon water
A trenta iced Americano can give you a buzz but you may find yourself feeling sluggish and thirsty once the caffeine wears off. No good for your fasting body. So instead, fill up that thermos with lemon water instead. If you’re waking up for sahur, make every day your best day ever by adding the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of freshly grated zest to your H2O.