Too much of anything can be a bad thing. Caffeine is no different. I know that some of us are just completing springtime coursework that may or may not have included pulling all-nighters to complete a presentation or an early morning wake-up call to catch up on work missed the previous night. Those morning and nights seem to not be complete without that daily dose of CAFFEINE! No matter if it is in the form of a can of soda, or that golden cup of Starbucks caffeinated coffee that you purchased for the same price as your tuition. We all have our pick me ups and mine used to be that of caffeine. Caffeine has adverse effects to them that we may not think about when we are enjoying our tasty delights. Here are 4 reasons to consider cutting caffeine of any form from your diet:
- It makes you jittery-Have you ever noticed when you give a child some a caffeine product and almost immediate that child starts bouncing off the walls? Well imagine the adult version of yourself doing that but in a more controlled manner. Not only is it not healthy but it’s not cool and you will be laughed at.
- The Crash-This is perhaps the worst part of any sugar or caffeine rush and it is nothing nice. When you crash it feels like you are going to crawl through the rest of your day, you feel like you need a pick me up and normally this happens naturally during the day time during your most busy
- Addictive- There is nothing wrong with being addicted to some things in life but as long as it is healthy for you and it benefits your life. Take a minute to think back and examine your diet. Think about those items that constantly pop up when you think about your diet. If you find yourself drinking a caffeinated beverage every time you order a meal or put change into a vending machine then maybe (Just maybe) you are addicted to caffeine and its effects.
- The adverse effects are killer (Literally)- Headache high blood pressure, dizziness, uneven heart rhythms and even death are just some of the effects of too much caffeine in one’s diet.
By no means does this mean to cut caffeine out of your diet as of today but these things are something to consider when choosing what to eat and drink. Consider scaling back and slowly weaning yourself from caffeinated beverages and delights. Also, monitor your diet a little closer and moreso monitor your caffeine consumption. Moreover, consult your physician to see if caffeine will react negatively to your body and how dramatic will it affect it. Remember the next time you are considering to purchasing that #1 combo with a Coke and large fry that you don’t want to suffer later unnecessarily due to poor diet choices.