OK, so What about Coffee.... Good or Bad??


Sep 16, 2021

 by Leon Beeloo
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Did you know that there is a drug that 85% of us use every single day?

If you’re like me and one of the 85%, I have a little assignment for you. :) No, I am not going to ask you to quit it.

It’s caffeine … and we use it to get going in the morning, power through workouts or work, and keep us going through the mid-afternoon slump.

I get asked all the time about coffee and caffeine and whether or not it's good for you.

The upside of caffeine?

🔹 It gives you energy

🔹 It boosts your alertness and ability to concentrate

🔹 It can come in beverages filled with antioxidants that have health benefits (ex: tea!)

And that is some amazing ➕➕ in the "good stuff" column

But like most amazing things in the world there are also some downsides.

🔻 It can take up to 10 hours to clear your system – which means it can also get in the way of relaxing – and falling and staying asleep.

🔻 You can build up a tolerance after your body gets used to it, which means you might need to drink more of it to get the same effects.

🔻 It can raise your blood pressure.

🔻 It can make you “wired-tired”: jittery, overstimulated, and tired at the same time.

🔻 It’s linked with migraines.

🔻 It doesn’t mix well with some medications and health issues.

🔻 Suddenly quitting caffeine can give you headaches and leave you feeling tired, achy, and even nauseous.

This leads me to that little assignment I mentioned earlier.

Today, take some time to ask yourself:

Are you using caffeine – or is it using you?

If you are feeling jittery and stressed, having a hard time sleeping, getting headaches, or finding that your tolerance for caffeine is increasing …

Or maybe you feel like you NEED it to keep going through the day – it might be time to reevaluate your caffeine use.

Just something to think about! OK 😃

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~ Coach Leon

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REFERENCE:
my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/15496-caffeine-how-to-hack-it-and-how-to-quit-it