Coffee has been in the spotlight for years. Not for its supposed harmful effects, since it contains many benefits that you should not overlook. Even some experts in the world of 'fitness' recommend it in order to lose a few extra pounds. But obviously, if you have anxiety problems you shouldn't consume it, or at least, not as assiduous.
The one that for many is the first drink that they put in their mouths throughout the day generates long debates about how healthy or harmful it is in equal parts. Like any other habit that does not entail danger to health, and therefore is not considered as a vice, the key is not to exceed the daily amount. Today we will see the list of effects that your body may notice at the time you stop taking it, compiled by 'The Healthy' magazine.
You gain or lose weight
Just like every body is a world, substances like caffeine have a different effect on each person. In this sense, if you immediately stop drinking coffee, you can recover a few kilos, as well as gain them. A study published in the magazine 'Public Health' found that approximately two thirds of the regulars of this drink load their coffee with too much sugar, so if you take it off easily you can subtract approximately 69 calories less from your daily intake.
Quitting caffeine may make you feel somewhat fatigued or irritable at first, leading to a distinct lack of concentration.
On the other hand, since coffee has the power to suppress your appetite, if you replace it with some other type of breakfast, you may end up resorting to products full of fats or sugars. Unless you substitute it for tea or orange juice, Clear. In addition, as soon as the body does not obtain caffeine it suffers a slight withdrawal syndrome, so it will require an extra supply of sugar.
Better sleep and rest
Although at first you will feel exhausted throughout the day due to the lack of caffeine, in the long run you will sleep much better without this chemical stimulant, especially if you took more than one dose. A study published in the 'Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine' in 2013 found that caffeine intake up to six hours before bedtime can interrupt a person's sleep cycle that night. Try other morning alternatives to fully wake up. After a while, you will notice a great improvement in your sleep and rest.
Suffer more frequent headaches
It is another of the changes that people who were used to drink coffee first thing in the morning and now they have bet on a life without it. When you stop taking it, you deprive your body of adrenaline and dopamine, two hormones that act as natural stimulants and keep you awake. Instead you have a discharge of adenosine, the hormone that is generated with the feeling of tiredness and that can also cause headaches.
It is for this reason that if you want to make caffeine withdrawal more bearable, it is best to go gradually and progressively to minimize this series of adverse effects. Too you can go for classic supermarket substitutes, like decaf. So, if you have a little monkey, you can turn to this product and get the idea that it is a placebo of the original.
Coffee is very acidic, which means it slowly erodes tooth enamel and stains your teeth with every sip. If you cut your consumption, your teeth will be more protected and you will enjoy a clear and clean smile for a longer time.
But worse concentration
Quitting caffeine may make you feel somewhat fatigued or irritable at first, leading to a distinct lack of concentration. To counteract this loss of attention, chew mint gum. This is demonstrated by research published in 2014 in the 'British Journal of Psychology', in which the participants noticed improvement in their cognitive abilities after substituting caffeine for mint chewing gum. In addition, the advantage is that if you overcome the withdrawal from coffee after a few months you will be more concentrated since the body does not need this brain stimulant to function and can produce adrenaline and dopamine more easily and by itself.
You will feel more relaxed
Since coffee is a stimulant, as we said, it increases the levels of adrenaline in the body. On the other hand, its consumption is not recommended in people with anxiety since it increases the feeling of stress. So when you get used to living without it, your body will self-regulate its physical and brain activity more effectively and on its own, without the need to sip from the cup every morning.