For some people, the adrenaline rush that they get from caffeine is a bit too much for their body to handle, others cannot function unless they have a minimum of 3-cups worth. We all know the old adage, ‘everything in moderation’ but how many of us in this go-go-go world actually apply that philosophy to our caffeine consumption?
For all it’s pros, caffeine has many dangerous side effects when used excessively. After all, it’s still a drug. Like all drugs, caffeine triggers a release of dopamine that gives your body a warm and fuzzy feeling that makes makes you crave another cup. Caffeine is the world’s most popular drug, and coffee is possibly the second most valuable product after oil.
Up to 90% of Americans 🇺🇸 of all ages consume some caffeine daily and more than 50% consuming coffee daily. More than 50% average 300mg per day, with an average daily dosage for all consumers of about 200mg. One report estimates nearly 95% of Brazil’s 🇧🇷 population consumes caffeine daily,
Personally, I am a coffee wimp. One cup of coffee can sometimes send my body into an anxious frenzy and at times, it makes me bloated. Espresso seems to agree with my body a lot more than coffee but even still, I have to make sure that I am not drinking it on an empty stomach, otherwise I’ll have splitting headache the rest of the day. To make a long story short, I think it can smell my fear 🤓.
For me, coffee is a something that I indulge in when I want to treat myself and it’s more about the ‘ceremony’ of drinking coffee rather than any real benefits. I had to ask myself: is the short pleasure that I receive when I have a cup of coffee or espresso really worth putting up with these symptoms?
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