For many of us, caffeine intake is part of our daily routine. Whether it's one cup of coffee in the morning, or a few cups a green tea throughout the work day to keep us going, most of us use this substance regularly to help keep us alert, awake and focused. One thing we don't think about are the side effects and symptoms that caffeine can cause.
If you stop consuming caffeine, you'll sleep better at night. According to a clinic review by Science Direct, "laboratory studies have documented its sleep-disruptive effects." And, "Large sample and population-based studies indicate that regular daily dietary caffeine intake is associated with disturbed sleep and associated daytime sleepiness." This means you may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and furthermore, you may become tired and sleepy throughout the day.
Cutting out caffeine can relieve anxiety. Because caffeine causes a burst of energy, it also works as a psychostimulant which can not only increase anxiety but can also cause panic attacks and nervousness. Caffeine has also been known to give people the "shakes" or "jitters." Stopping caffeine can also reduce headaches and clear brain fog and fatigue. Caffeine can also sometimes cause digestion issues. So, removing this from your diet can help relieve stomach problems, improve digestion, and help with the absorption of certain nutrients.
While consuming caffeine does provide some benefits, getting rid of your caffeine intake can keep your teeth healthy, help with aging, balance hormones, lower blood pressure, help with weight loss, lower your risk of cardiovascular problems, reduce your risk of diabetes, and contribute to better overall health and wellness.
You should always talk to your doctor before changing your diet. At Physicians Age Management Centers your health is our priority. We focus on hormones, nutrition, supplementation, weight loss, and more. If you're ready to start your journey to better health, give us a call today at 844.440.8444.