Coffee consumption has become a social custom. Meeting friends for coffee or tea is commonplace, and in most U.S. cities, you can find a Starbucks on every block. For me, coffee is a morning ritual, a way to start my day off right, and I will admit, I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee in my kitchen, and very much appreciate the flavor of a good, hot cup of Joe.
Yet, while there are some health benefits of caffeine consumption, it is a stimulant and a diuretic (helps rid the body of water), and should really be consumed in moderation. Jillian Michaels, the Biggest Loser’s personal trainer says “caffeine in moderation is a good thing. It improves cognitive function, inhibits insulin resistance, and speeds up your metabolism. The only caveat when it comes to caffeine, is not to overdo it! Too much caffeine can actually make us gain weight by burning out our adrenal glands and releasing stress hormones.”
So, today, we are going to drink less caffeine than we typically do. It’s going to be up to you to gauge this one. Think about cutting your coffee intake in half, less chocolate, less soda. Remember, everything in moderation.
More Info On Caffeine:
Nutrition411.com sites trouble sleeping, anxiousness, and addiction as some caffeine health hazards.
For a list of 12 surprising foods that contain caffeine, see this article: http://magazine.foxnews.com/food-wellness/12-surprising-sources-caffeine