How to stay awake without coffee.


You read that right! Staying hydrated can never make you feel sluggish or tired. Nothing will perk you up more than a huge glass of water first thing in the morning. Not only will it keep you energised, but also get your metabolism working well through the day. It has zero calories and is super hydrating.

Dark chocolate

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, daily consumption of dark chocolate may not only drive up your energy just as much as coffee but also aid your digestive system and improve brain function and growth. Also, dark chocolate contains a lesser amount of caffeine and is proven to stimulate mental alertness. It may also contain theobromine that helps boost energy levels.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known to stave off sleepiness, as it is rich in probiotics and B vitamins that are responsible for boosting energy levels. So the next time you need a jolt of energy, just start sipping on apple cider vinegar. It is also known to boost one’s immunity and digestive system. Be warned though that ACV is extremely acid to taste. So you have to dilute it with a glass of water before consuming it.


Matcha has slightly less caffeine content than coffee but has powerful antioxidants that are responsible for boosting energy. The presence of L-Theanine, a natural calming agent that works with the caffeine to provide happy energy throughout the day.


Wheatgrass is known to be a natural energiser and is a potent liquid for providing essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. You may not like the taste, but you would love the nourishment it provides. Add one glass of wheatgrass in your daily diet, especially in the morning.

Green tea

Reduce your caffeine dependence and switch to green tea, which contains less caffeine than coffee or black tea. Sip green tea through the day without adding on to calories and stay wide awake without feeling lethargic.

16 foods that aid on weight loss

1-6: Fruits and Berries

Fruits and berries are among the world’s most popular health foods. This is not surprising, given that they taste incredible. Fruits are also very easy to incorporate into the diet because they require little to no preparation.


The apple is high in fibre, vitamin C and numerous antioxidants. Apples are very fulfilling, and perfect as snacks if you find yourself hungry between meals.


Avocados are different than most fruits because they are loaded with healthy fats instead of carbs. They are creamy, tasty and high in fibre, potassium and vitamin C.


Bananas are among the world’s best sources of potassium. They are also high in vitamin B6 and fibre. Bananas are ridiculously convenient and portable.


Blueberries are not only delicious but also among the most potent sources of antioxidants in the world.


Oranges are well known for their vitamin C content. They are also high in fibre, antioxidants and taste incredible.


Strawberries are highly nutritious and are low in both carbs and calories.

They are loaded with vitamin C, fibre and manganese, and are arguably among the most delicious foods in existence.

Other Healthy Fruits

Many other healthy fruits and berries aren’t listed here.

Some examples: Cherries, grapes, grapefruit, kiwi, lemons, mango, melons, olives, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums and raspberries.


Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.

They were previously demonised for being high in cholesterol, but new studies have shown that they are perfectly safe and healthy (1, 2).

Lean Beef

Lean beef is among the best sources of protein in existence and loaded with highly bioavailable iron. Choosing the fatty cuts is fine if you’re on a low carb diet.

Chicken Breasts

Chicken breast is low in fat and calories, but extremely high in protein. It is an excellent source of many nutrients. Again, feel free to eat fattier cuts of chicken if you’re not eating that many carbs.


Lambs are usually grass-fed, and their meat tends to be high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

11-16: Nuts, Seeds and Peanuts

Despite being high in fat and calories, studies suggest that nuts and seeds can help you lose weight (3, 4).

These foods are crunchy, fulfilling and loaded with essential nutrients that many people don’t get enough of, including magnesium and vitamin E.

They also require zero preparation, which is essential because it makes it easier to incorporate them into the diet.


The almond is a favourite type of nut. It is loaded with vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium and fibre. Studies show that almonds can help you lose weight, and provide essential benefits for metabolic health (5).

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. A single ounce (28 grams) contains 11 grams of fibre, and a large part of the recommended intake for magnesium, manganese, calcium and various other nutrients.


Coconuts are loaded with fibre and essential fatty acids called medium-chain triglycerides.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are delicious. They are much higher in monounsaturated fats, and lower in Omega-6 fatty acids, than most other nuts.


Walnuts are highly nutritious and loaded with fibre and all sorts of vitamins and minerals.


Peanuts (technically legumes, not nuts) are incredibly tasty and high in nutrients and antioxidants. Several studies show that peanuts can help you lose weight (6, 7).

However, take it easy on the peanut butter. It is very high in calories and incredibly easy to eat excessive amounts of it.