It’s safe to say that a healthy portion of the population is addicted to their morning cup (or two) of joe, and many of us reach for it as a way to “wake up.” But there’s another unspoken, implicit reason so many of us rely on it—the promise of a regular morning bathroom break.
It’s a totally normal way to start your day. However, is chugging 16 ounces of coffee for a reliable BM—and possibly becoming caffeine-dependent—the healthiest way to live? Probably not.
If you really want to rock your day, sub out that second cup of coffee for a filling breakfast that is literally SO EASY to make all you have to do is add water—really, that’s it. TeeChia Sustained Energy Cereal has more than a quarter of the daily recommended dose of fiber in just one low-calorie serving thanks to gluten-free oats, chia seeds, amaranth, quinoa, and flaxseeds. It’s also high in protein (seven grams per half cup!), completely gluten-free and certified non-GMO, and comes in two sweet flavors (Cranberry Apple and Blueberry Date).
Don’t worry, TeeChia knows their super-oatmeal is “reliable” because of all those fibrous ancient grains. In addition to eating on its own, you can, as the company recommends, add half a cup of uncooked cereal into smoothies or yogurt to up your nutrients. Our go-to way to eat it? With almond milk, drizzled with raw honey, next to a big mug of hot coffee.
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