Coffee - The Facts

Did you know this is good for you? - Part 8

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Wanna go for a coffee - Don't stress yourself out.

Most people kick-start their day with a cup of coffee in morning.
Coffee is known to contain some antioxidants and increase the metabolic rate (your ability to break down food). But what about the bad sides? They are quite severe in fact!

When drinking anything containing caffeine (coffee, tea, energy drinks or certain foods) the level of the stress hormone cortisol increases dramatically. This can lead to anger, frustration, mood swings, sleep disturbance, anxiety and depression. After a long term overuse of caffeine your body enters a state of adrenal exhaustion. Your caffeine consumption has simply pushed your adrenal glands so much that they've burned out.

Caffeine can stay in your body for up to 18 hours but only gives you a short artificial high. Once this boost dies down, many people may reach for more coffee or something sugary to get another lift.

Read more about the effects of caffeine on your stress levels and your mojo and how to kick the caffeine habit in the article "The Hidden Link Between Stress, Aging and Caffeine" by Caroline MacDougall

My Tip: Go easy on the coffee. Have some blue berries instead (for the antioxidants)!

Blog Search

Popular Posts

Have you conquered the KP stairs yet?

The Kangaroo Point stairs are located at the eastern end of the Kangaroo Point cliffs. 107 steps from bottom to top and it's gets harde...

Kangaroo Point the Mecca of Training!

If your from interstate or been living under a rock then you may not have heard of Kangaroo Point Park as the group training head quarter...

How to get abs of steel?

To flatten your stomach and even get a six pack you need to perform different kinds of exercises to strengthen all muscle groups in your abd...

The 5 Dietary Principles

1. Power of Protein Over the next five weeks, I would like to share with you the five dietary principles I live by to keep my diet in...

Body Mass Index Calculator