Yes, you read that correctly, in today’s article we’re encouraging you to quit coffee. Can you even imagine yourself doing it? Have you tried it? Have you ever thought of doing it? We know about some benefits of coffee, but did you know that coffee can negatively impact our health in ways that we probably never could have imagined? We’re going to talk about how coffee does that and, thus, give you 10 reasons to quit coffee as soon as possible. We hope we convince you to choose a healthier alternative to coffee, such as tea, so read on and enjoy.
10. Coffee Can Cause Fertility Issues
If you want to get pregnant, it is advisable to cut caffeine from your diet, that’s a well-known fact. But do you know why? It is because of two hormones: progesterone and cortisol. Cortisol is used up by our bodies in times of stress and when it is over, our bodies start consuming progesterone and without it, women can’t get pregnant. Coffee makes our bodies go into overdrive and consume all of the cortisol.
9. Poor Vitamin and Mineral Absorption
Caffeine slows down your body’s ability to absorb minerals and vitamin and drinking too much coffee can actually limit your holdings of iron by 50%! If you’re drinking too much coffee, you simply will not let your body enjoy the good food you’re feeding it.
8. Caffeine is Known to Cause Obesity
We mentioned that caffeine uses us all of your cortisol and stresses your adrenal gland. What we didn’t tell you is that the adrenal glands work with your thyroid, which takes care of your metabolism. So if you have a slow thyroid, then you have a slow metabolism and you gain weight more easily. If you’re looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight and it doesn’t seem to work in your advantage, then maybe you should start looking towards coffee as the culprit.
Coffee is used by many to help them stay up at night, but if you know you have trouble sleeping, then you shouldn’t drink coffee at all. Even if you can sleep well through the night, you still shouldn’t have more than three cups of coffee per day, because you will not have a restful sleep. You may be sleeping, but your body and brain will be wide awake.
6. Immunity Problems
Caffeine isn’t the best of friends with our immune system and it’s because of the adrenal glands. Again with the adrenal glands! A limited production by our adrenal glands will lead to low immunity, which translates into illness. If you feel like you’re coming down with something, then you should stay off the coffee, at least until you start feeling better.
5. Neurotransmitter Issues
One of the best reasons to quit coffee should be the fact that it kills the neurotransmitters in your body which our bodies need to produce the happy chemical, also known as serotonin. While many people believe that coffee is a picker up, it is actually the exact opposite in the long term, so if you’re depressed or going through darker times, don’t drink coffee.
4.Caffeine is Bad for Your Energy Levels
You know how for people who drink lots of coffee, it has actually stopped working, it is not doing it anymore for them? That’s a bad, bad sign and it’s because the adrenal glands have stopped responding, due to the coffee being a stimulant and tiring the glands. Coffee makes us secrete adrenaline and if you drink it all the time, then you’ll only need more and more coffee to get the same response from your body.
3. Caffeine Damages the Liver
Coffee isn’t that easy to digest and process. Your liver does a lot of hard work to produce enzymes to break it up and metabolize it. That is why when it needs to make more enzymes for other bad chemicals, it can be a little lazy. Many people who drink a lot of coffee will have a lazy liver.
2. Coffee’s Full of Pesticides
A coffee plant is sprayed is pesticides like there’s no tomorrow. You won’t find traces of pesticides in your coffee, you’ll find traces of coffee in your pesticides. Studies have found over a thousand chemicals in coffee, so if this doesn’t make you say no to coffee, then I don’t know what will.
1. Sex Drive Will Increase
For the last time we will mention the adrenal glands. They’re responsible for making hormones that rule our libido, like testosterone. So, when you stop stressing your adrenal glands with caffeine, you’ll see a gain in your sex drive.
What are your thoughts on our reasons to quit coffee? Are they enough for you to quit your beloved beverage? Leave us a comment in the section below and tell us what you think about quitting coffee for health reasons.