8 Great Reasons To Quit Caffeine

1. Less anxiety

We all reach for a morning coffee for that boost of energy that it gives us, but this also stimulates our fight or flight hormones that can cause anxiety, nervousness, panic attacks and heart palpitations.

If you are prone to having anxiety or depression, caffeine can make your symptoms a whole lot worse. The more caffeine you are ingesting, the more anxiety you will experience.

2. Healthier teeth

Yes, coffee is bad for your teeth. Both coffee and tea will cause discolouration due to the high level of tannins. Caffeinated beverages also contain high levels of acidity which can also lead to enamel decay.

3. Balanced brain chemistry

Caffeine has a massive effect on brain chemistry and mood. There is a reason that 62% of Australians reach for their morning coffee before starting the day.

Believe it or not, caffeine affects the brain in similar way that cocaine does and researchers agree that caffeine fulfills some of the criteria used to measure drug dependence.

If you do plan to quit cold turkey or wean yourself off of caffeine, you can expect to experience both withdrawal symptoms and changes in mood for 2-14 days depending on how long you have been consuming caffeine and at what level.

4. Better digestion

Coffee can lead to some pretty unpleasant digestive issues. Coffee acts as a laxative which can cause diarrhea or loose stools. Caffeine may also have a role in developing GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

5. You might age better

There has never been a time where people were more worried about their looks. Caffeine interferes with collagen formation in our skin, which has an effect on our body, skin and our nails. Giving up your morning cup of coffee could mean less wrinkles for you.

6. Lower blood pressure

Caffeine stimulates our nervous system which has shown to have an unhealthy effect on our blood pressure. Higher intake of caffeine has also been linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease.

7. Better sleep

Your caffeine is most likely affecting your of quality sleep. Studies have shown that caffeine has an impact on our sleep cycles which causes restless sleep and also daytime drowsiness. Drinking caffeine less than 6 hours before you go to bed will make your symptoms even worse.

8. Absorption of nutrients

The high level of tannins in coffee can inhibit the absorption of vitamins including b vitamins, calcium and iron. The is especially true in those that drink a lot of coffee or don’t keep a balanced diet.