"Without coffee, something’s missing."
Raise your cup if you agree! My parents, especially my mom, pretty much runs on coffee. She tried to keep me away from it for as long as she could. My mom loves coffee so much she decided to get a coffee maker for their room. I always wake up to the smell of coffee wafting through our house. Whenever I do not smell it, I always feel like something’s not right.
If my memory serves me right, I started drinking coffee in high school. With all those late nights studying for an exam or finishing a paper, I needed to burn the midnight oil. What kept me company was a hot cup of coffee. Coffee stayed faithful and survived college and graduate school with me. It helped me complete my theses. Coffee pretty much “supported” my education.
While drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee every day may be helpful to lose weight, it does not help in burning fat. A compound found in coffee called chlorogenic acid can only help limit the absorption of fat and improve the levels of hormones related to obesity, but it does not directly help burn fat. I can personally attest that coffee helps metabolism and gives me the energy I need to work out, but as far as weight loss is concerned, that’s what coffee can do for you.
I always have three cups of coffee every day; one in the morning right after I wake up, one when I get to the office before I start working, and another one in the afternoon. My morning cup of coffee wakes me up. It helps me survive the rush hour traffic and get to the office. Where I’m from, commuting and the traffic are two separate warfares. By the time I get to the office the energy served by my first cup is completely depleted so I need another one to get me going. I take my third cup of coffee in the afternoon when I need to wake myself up. Sometimes, I push the limits and have a fourth cup of coffee for when I need to stay up late.
I am aware that consuming large amounts of coffee (Funny because as I am writing this down, I am actually sipping a hot cup of coffee!) can cause a lot of harmful effects. It can raise blood pressure, therefore, increasing the risk of heart attacks especially among young adults, incontinence, insomnia, indigestion, headaches, among others. Knowing all these adverse caffeine effects, I have decided to cut down my coffee intake to a cup per day, or two tops. I tried to have a cup per day, but it does not work for me.
I tried seeking coffee replacement suggestions online because I am already starting to feel the downside of drinking three cups of coffee every day. Before, I would feel nothing whenever I would drink my third cup of coffee, but now, I feel shaky and sometimes this is accompanied by a headache. A friend of mine commented on my post and told me to try Better Than Coffee Energy Bars. My curiosity was provoked just by the name! Really, how could an energy bar be better than coffee?
I wanted to know more about Better Than Coffee Energy Bars, so I went to their official website. Better Than Coffee was born because of a “recovering energy drinks addict” named Val. She used to run on chemical-filled energy drinks to survive the long days having worked in the corporate IT industry. As she would put it, three years and over 3,000 homemade bars later, Better Than Coffee was born. They worked with food industry experts to make sure that they are abiding by the strictest international regulations. After rejecting countless recipes, they came across the guarana and maca-powered bars we enjoy today.
Better Than Coffee Energy Bars do not use sugar to produce energy. They use two plants: guarana and maca. Guarana is a Brazilian plant that is found in the Amazon basin. It is scientifically known as Paullinia cupana. It is primarily used for its fruit that is almost the same size as a coffee berry. A lot of people say it looks like a human eye because of its red shell encasing a black seed that is covered by a white aril. Its extract is made by turning the seeds into powder. Guarana contains an impressive range of stimulants like caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. It also has antioxidants namely tannins, saponins, and catechins.
The maca plant, on the other hand, is found in Peru. It is scientifically known as Lepidium meyenii. Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and is actually related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. Its root is traditionally used to enhance fertility and sex drive, but there are also claims that it improves energy and stamina.
Better Than Coffee Energy Bars come in four variations: dark chocolate coconut, dark chocolate cranberry, french roast, and dark chocolate mint.
It has 100 milligrams of natural caffeine. In fact, they suggest that if one is caffeine sensitive, they should start with half a bar. Each bar contains 100 calories, is powered naturally by guarana and maca, and only has little sugar content.
I wasted no time and ordered a variety pack right away. The morning after my order arrived, I immediately put the Better Than Coffee Energy Bars. I skipped coffee altogether and only ate a bar. I noticed that it didn’t have that instant wake-me-up sensation. But what I did like was the gradual energizing effect I experienced.
By the time I got to the office, I felt the full effect of the coffee. I was alert and ready to work right away. I didn’t need to wait for my coffee to work so I can start working. I like how it sustained me all throughout the first part of my day and I didn’t need to drink my second cup of morning coffee. Although, I still had my afternoon coffee. In total, I only had a cup, which is still a success!
If you are looking to cut down your coffee intake and you want to make sure that you are still sticking to your ketogenic or keto diet, then Better Than Coffee Energy Bars is definitely for you.
With Better Than Coffee Energy Bars, you’ll know that even without coffee, you won’t miss anything.