Coffee: Is it Good or Bad for You?

Coffee: Is it Good or Bad for You?

If you're an avid coffee lover, you may not want to hear the following, but it may actually be to your benefit to read on. 
Coffee has become more and more a part of many people's daily lives, but many coffee drinkers are oblivious to the repercussions of consuming caffeine on a regular basis and may only be aware of the initial feel-good uplift it gives which can tend to mask its detrimental effects.

Here's eleven reasons why you may just want to cut back on the coffee:

  1. It can deplete the body of valuable nutrients such as calcium and magnesium.
  2. It can affect optimal digestive system function. 
  3. It can exacerbate stress levels. 
  4. It can increase anxiety.
  5. It can increase oxidation within the cells of the body.
  6. It is taxing on the adrenal glands which can increase susceptibility to adrenal fatigue and its myriad of corresponding symptoms.
  7. It can increase the likelihood of insomnia.
  8. It can increase impatience and moodiness. 
  9. It alters constriction and relaxation of the blood vessels which can cause headaches and hypertension.
  10. Once the initial stimulative effect wears off it can actually make you more tired, which leads to feeling like you need another cup of coffee, which creates an addictive cycle.
  11. It creates a more acidic body state. An overly acidic body is more prone to disease processes.

So maybe just enjoy living in a more relaxed, adaptable state, it's better for your total wellbeing, mentally, emotionally and physically. For better health outcomes it's far more conducive to counterbalance the fast pace and over-stimulation of modern-day society rather than add to it. If you really like coffee, see it as more of a treat to have sometimes rather than a daily ritual. Natural adaptogens can be utilised to enhance your coping abilities in order to perform at your best whilst also providing many amazing health promoting benefits, and there are also many natural ways to improve energy levels too.

To help break the coffee habit try substituting it with green tea to wean yourself off. Green tea still has a stimulative effect, only milder, and it has good antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. 

When it comes to good health, t's not what you do some of the time, it's what you do most of the time that really makes a difference. So sure, enjoy a coffee every now and again, but maybe just not all the time, for best health outcomes.  

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