Caffeine Addiction- A Problem To Be Solved As Early As Possible

We all have this preconceived notion that only coffee contains caffeine but that is not the case. Beverages like cokes and chocolate products contain caffeine. A hot cup of coffee with the morning sunshine sounds so tempting and revitalizing.

It has the ability to keep you awake and help burn that midnight oil in time of dire need. Coffee becomes a matter for social gathering. It helps you socialize by letting you bump into one of your colleagues in the office which otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

It is being considered as one of your friends as it has helped you sit up late at night and clear those grueling Math papers. With all the usefulness one can think of we also happen to know that coffee contains high caffeine levels (most of the time) which is not good for your health.

Having coffee can help you remain alert but it is the aftermath you should be worried about and the ill effects it has on your health. It is a stimulus which does wonders to your central nervous system by stressing the hormones in the bloodstream and keeping you alert and awake whenever you have it.

This unnatural way of keeping your body alert takes a toll on your body. The normal way of functioning gets disrupted due to the intake of coffee or any other product which contains a good amount of caffeine.

As caffeine gets into our system it makes us addicted. After knowing the ill effects of caffeine if you suddenly stop taking coffee, you will face caffeine withdrawal symptoms which can be anything from a headache, irritability, fatigue, constipation, lack of appetite, lack of concentration to even forgetfulness.

The withdrawal symptoms can be very harmful leading to stomach ulcers as the coffee can be acidic. This excess acid gets into your blood streams causing loss of calcium in urine. Caffeine which has been freely used in most of the beverages has let kids get addicted to it. The high content of sugar in most caffeinated drinks makes it very popular among children.

It is also the cause of a serious health problem in many such as irregular heartbeats. It is also known for increasing blood pressure which leads to constant stress and hypertension. There are also increasing chances of heart disease; pancreas and bladder cancer which we all know can be very fatal.

The idea to quit caffeine should be very strong unless used for sports performance or training(will get into more in another post). The process should be slow and gradual. As we all know the withdrawal symptoms of caffeine can be serious. When cutting out coffee avoid other caffeinated products which would just make matters worse. Guarana is a perfect substitute if still needing a source of caffeine that doesn’t give the body the same negative effects as caffeine from coffee. If you happen to drink 6 cups of coffee a day, cut it down. Try to have 2 cups green tea and 4 cups coffee and keep cutting it down slowly until it is out of your diet completely.

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