So, you're trying to increase your intake of water and cut down on caffeine? Be ready for an initially tough time as your body releases its addiction to caffeine! Symptoms such as shakiness, headaches and mild irritability may be experienced in the first few days, which funnily enough, also happen to be some of the main symptoms of dehydration! Of course, this is one fundamental reason to cut back on caffeine, as it can seriously dehydrate the body (particularly strong coffee). But what are the alternatives to caffeine-laden drinks? Well, tea is the perfect choice and it's very easy to make and experiment with. Forget expensive takeaway drinks with sugary shots of syrup or marshmallow sprinkles, just head to the water boiler at work and add a tea bag. You can opt for old-fashioned builder's or Yorkshire tea with a splash of milk and a spoonful of sugar if you fancy a treat, but why not do your teeth and waistline a favour by opting for naturally sweet herbal teas such as peppermint, chamomile and fruit blends? These can be sweetened with just a little honey, and many of the herbal teas offer great health benefits too. For example, ginger is warming, spearmint helps with digestion and fennel freshens up breath! If you can't give up on your coffee and are really struggling, do not fear. There are chicory alternatives, which provide a great roasted taste, but do not come with the nerve-jangling side effects! If you do not like hot drinks, remember to stay cool and top up regularly at the office water coolers. You will find that nothing beats a refreshing glass of cold water on a warm morning, and it's also a great way to fight off sugary hunger pangs, which are often nothing more than your body telling you to drink more water! Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.