6 reasons to stop drinking coffee immediately


Caffeine, one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world, is the best known ingredient of coffee. People most commonly drink coffee to relieve mental and physical fatigue and to increase mental alertness.

One may not know that the caffeine in coffee increases catecholamines which are the stress hormones. The stress response elicits cortisol and increases insulin. Insulin increases inflammation, and this makes you feel lousy.

In addition to that, the acidity of coffee is associated with digestive discomfort, indigestion, heartburn and several other kinds of disbalance in your gut. It can be true that you are addicted to coffee as it is often an issue with coffee drinkers and makes it really difficult to rely on the body's natural source of energy. Regular consumption of coffee may decrease insulin sensitivity, making it difficult for your cells to respond appropriately to blood sugar. High blood sugar levels lead to arterial deterioration and increased risk of mortality related to cardiovascular disease.

We all know people who tend to be tired, wired and over-caffeinated but we dont know the reason behind it. An organic acid and component of the neurotransmitter serotonin (the happy chemical) named as 5-HIAA found in the urine tends to be elevated in coffee drinkers. It means they may be at risk for lower levels of serotonin synthesis in the brain.

Serotonin is important for normal sleep, bowel function, mood, and energy levels. It is a vicious cycle, as caffeine can disrupt sleep and promote anxiety and depression.

Also, elevated urinary excretion of necessary minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium have been noted in coffee drinkers and constituents in coffee may interfere with normal drug metabolism and detoxification in the live. This makes it difficult to regulate the normal detoxification process in the liver which is extremely harmful for the body.

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