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by Martine Cadet

Kaderique is a Digital Content Management company that can help you take your brand into the digital world.  Martine Cadet is the founder and Creative Director of Kaderique.com Martine is based out of NJ and NYC.  Martine is a Media Influencer, Blogger, Speaker and Consultant.

I had to Quit Coffee

I've been suffering from chronic headaches and really painful cramping during ovulation. My doctor has been telling me to decrease my intake of caffeine as a result to help alleviate these issues. I never took action until now.

I started drinking coffee back in college. Rushing to the bus to make it on time to class.  Needed another cup mid day to get me through work.  You name it. I would drink coffee like it was my life saver. 

Now that I haven't had my caffeine fix drinking 5 cups of coffee for the past couple of days, I am realizing that it was all about how I was perceiving what it was doing to me.  Felt like "peer pressure" in a way. To me.  Don't get me wrong, I love the smell of fresh ground coffee early in the morning. But other than that, it does not really do much.

I spent 2 days researching online how I could take this habit out of my lifestyle and I remembered having Chai Tea in India for the first time for breakfast and falling in love with it. I know you must be thinking, really Martine, where have you been living all this time and you never knew about Chai Tea?!?!? Well, the truth is I knew about it but I perceived it like another blend tea.

I was completely wrong.  It is the best decision I have ever made.  The spices, the smell ...awakes the same senses coffee did to me.  I went crazy in the supermarket looking for the best Chai Tea. I even went to my local Indian spice market to find just the perfect one.

I found out that Chai Tea does have caffeine. However you would have to drink 3 cups to replace the same intake of caffeine you'd get in a single cup of coffee. Pretty amazing right?

I brew mine 5 to 6 minutes.  Yes, I like it that strong.  It's my new cup that gets me going in the morning and I no longer have a mid day caffeine fix need.

You too you can decrease your intake of coffee caffeine.  Any spicy tea such as perpermit or any Black tea such as Chai tea like I did are great options.

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