For many workers across the country the working day doesn’t begin until the first cuppa of the day has been drunk. The morning cup of coffee or tea is part of the daily routine for millions. However, as soothing as these hot drinks are, they both contain caffeine. And whilst a great treat on the odd occasion, teas and coffees laden with milk and sugar can have a negative impact on both teeth and weight – something which, I’m sure you’ll agree, is best avoided. That doesn’t mean you have to avoid hot drinks altogether, though. There are plenty of healthier alternatives you could turn to, and they don’t require masses of sugar and milk either. All you have to do is fill up a cup with hot water from the office water dispensers, add a tea bag and stir. Ginger tea, for example, is said to ward off illness during the early stages. Thyme is believed to have a similar effect. It features volatile oils which can help to relieve congestion in the chest, which naturally makes it a go-to for people during the winter months. If you’re looking to protect yourself against the effects of aging, why not try substituting your usual coffee for a cup of green tea? Green tea boasts antioxidants. These compounds help fight free radicals in the body, which can damage cells, including skin cells. And that’s just a small selection of the options you could choose from. Most supermarkets sell a whole range of alternative teas, so they aren’t difficult to find.