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How To Stop Coffee Cravings With Guayusa Tea

Coffee. Liquid gold. 

It’s a delicious, comforting and energising way to start your day. So it’s little wonder why up to 75% of Australians consume at least one cup a day. But are you sick of the unwanted cravings, side-effects and afternoon crash that comes with coffee? 

Thankfully, there’s a new brew in town. It’s called Guayusa (pronounced why-you-sa) from the Ecuadorian Amazon. And this article will show you how to stop coffee cravings by incorporating this Guayusa superleaf into your daily routine. 

What’s the Problem with Coffee?

When consumed in moderation, coffee is believed to be a safe and healthy drink. But has your love affair with coffee gone a little too far? Are your cravings and withdrawals taking over? 

Excess coffee consumption can cause:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Caffeine dependency

So it’s no wonder thousands of Australian’s flood Google every month looking for a natural coffee substitute… 

Introducing Guayusa Tea, A Natural Coffee Substitute From The Amazon

Guayusa leaves are harvested from the Holly Tree in the Ecuadorian Amazon – offering a boost of natural, clean energy. Unlike coffee that gives you the jitters and crash, Guayusa offers slow-release energy over 4 – 6 hours. It’s a cleaner, gentler way to start your day. 

So, how does Guayusa do it? 

Our Guayusa contains less caffeine than coffee, but more than black tea. But Guayusa isn’t just revered for its caffeine content – it’s incredibly rich in antioxidants and other nutrients. 

It contains an impressive array of amino acids, including L-theanine, which helps contribute to mood, concentration, memory and slow-release energy. Guayusa also contains a compound called Theobromine, which has similar effects to caffeine only milder and longer lasting. 

But beyond it’s energising properties, here are some other reasons why we love Guayusa:

  • Rich in antioxidants and amino acids which help to boost overall wellbeing
  • May help to control blood sugar and diabetes
  • Has been known to aid digestion and weight loss
  • Can boost immunity and cardiovascular health
  • A deliciously smooth taste (without the bitterness you get in coffee or tea)
  • Doesn’t stain your teeth like coffee
  • Guayusa is a sustainable alternative to the coffee bean

How To Stop Coffee Cravings with Guayusa

  1. Start slow

So you’re ready to cut back on coffee: good on you. Remember to start slow. If you’re a 4-cup-a-day coffee drinker, you might find it hard to go cold turkey. Work out your current consumption and slowly decrease your intake. 

  1. Begin drinking Guayusa

You’ll have more success moving away from coffee if you give your body a replacement. That’s where the natural, slow-release energy from Guayusa comes into the picture. When you feel your cravings creeping up on you – turn on the kettle and brew a cup of health-giving Guayusa.

  1. Keep going

Preventing your coffee cravings isn’t always a linear journey. There will be times when you give in to coffee, and that’s ok. Remember to listen to your body. Over time, you’ll find you’re enjoying Guayusa more and more. And eventually, it’ll replace those coffee cravings for good. 

Ready To Discover The Wonders of Guayusa?

Try our Pure Guayusa Tea for a subtle, smooth and full-bodied flavour. Or try our Guayusa and Cinnamon Myrtle blend to add a subtle, slightly sweet aroma of cinnamon. We’ll donate $1 from every single tea canister we sell to the Ecuadorian Foundation Conciencia Amazonica  – so they can continue sharing Guayusa with the world.

 

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