An alternative to coffee is chicory root. The inulin fibre it contains is beneficial to digestive health.
Antioxidants are present in yerba mate. Antioxidants and other beneficial components may be found in matcha tea as well.
An additional choice that is rich in antioxidants and beneficial to health is Rooibos tea.
Green tea is a good choice for those who suffer from acid reflux or who want a less stimulating caffeinated drink.
Green tea's health benefits come from its combination of caffeine moderation, polyphenols including L-theanine and epigallocatechin gallate.
Studies on L-theanine demonstrate that it helps people relax while still delivering mental clarity and focus similar to that of coffee without the jitters.
Cacao powder (not to be confused with cocoa) brewed in hot water is another healthy beverage choice with even less caffeine than green tea.