TOO MUCH COFFEE - Cut the Caffeine
Are we coffee crazy or what?!
In the UK alone, we drink over 55 million cups of coffee per day!
Coffee may have its benefits, like helping me wake up on a busy Monday morning. But it also can be the reason to the problem.
I still drink coffee, on average 2 cups a day. I know that I will benefit more from not drinking coffee, or at least lowering my consumption.
We use coffee to keep us awake, keep our eyes open and as a vital aid to help finish that late night assignment. Coffee can also be the reason our sleep is of poor quality and the reason we need coffee to wake us up again the next day. It can be a cycle of poor sleep and coffee to compensate. By reducing your coffee intake or restricting it to mornings only, your quality of sleep could increase and have you waking up not needing the morning coffee to start you engines for the day.
Coffee can be a main cause of your headaches. Addiction is real! With a long lasting use of coffee your body becomes used to the input of caffeine, when this input of coffee is taken away the body becomes shocked and we start to feel the withdrawl symptoms, usually shakiness accompanied by a headache. Reducing your coffee consumption can lead to less side effects when the coffee machine at work is broken.
Many of us use coffee to enhance our moods, or at least give us the energy to persist. Consumption of coffee daily can result in mood swings, feeling good when you have a coffee in hand but feeling grumpy before you coffee or feeling agitated when the effects of you morning coffee wear off in the daytime. By cutting coffee it is possible to feel good again without the use of addictive substances, with less coffee induced up and downs
A large coffee from Starbucks costs around £2.85, which is by far not the most expensive. By not having two coffees every day five days a week, it could result in a saving of almost £1,500 per year.
5.Coffee Will Work Again
By consuming coffee daily, we build up a tolerance against the effects caffeine has on our bodies. By quitting coffee we we be able to lower this tolerance level thus allowing us to feel that perk we used to get from consuming caffeine. I for one don't feel the buzz I once used to.
I would give up coffee but.....
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