Drink Coffee Every Day? Give Your Body a Break with a Cleanse
If you’re like most, before you begin your morning routine, you shuffle to the kitchen and turn on the coffee pot. Consumed for its caffeine content, coffee is a strong brew packed with antioxidants and an almost non-existent calorie count. It has become ingrained into the human culture on a global scale, and depending on where you’re from, it’s not an absurd idea to have six cups a day.
Sure, coffee has plenty of health benefits, but when it’s consumed in excess (which it often is) a variety of side effects can begin to appear. Let’s take a look at what an over consumption of coffee can do to your health, and how a cleanse can help.
Benefits of Coffee
As mentioned above, coffee has numerous benefits that can be reaped when consumed responsibly.
Reduce the Risk of Disease: Recent studies suggest that moderate caffeine consumption via coffee might help reduce the risk of certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Weight Loss: Coffee is a natural thermogenic, meaning it supports caloric expenditure and fat burning. Caffeine consumption is associated with weight loss, a lower bodyweight, and overall healthy weight management.
Cognitive Boost: Caffeine is also a nootropic, or brain-boosting ingredient. Responsible caffeine consumption has been shown to increase focus and alertness, while supporting the working memory process during learning.
Dangers of Drinking Too Much
Anxiety: Caffeine stimulates the release of epinephrine, better known as adrenaline. This fight-or-flight hormone is naturally released in times of stress. Every time you ingest caffeine, you are encouraging the release of adrenaline; since this is where that mental boost comes from, but at what cost? Overconsumption of caffeine can lead to an overtaxed adrenal system, and higher levels of stress.
Insomnia: Sky-high stress levels and adrenal fatigue can lead to insomnia, which is a chronic complaint from coffee drinkers who exceed recommended amounts. As a nation, Americans are already suffering from a lack of sleep due to chaotic schedules and technology. Overconsumption of caffeine might add to this problem.
Dependency: During normal conditions when you wake up, your body releases cortisol, the antithesis of melatonin, to help you wake up. When you are drinking too much caffeine and stressing your production of adrenaline and cortisol, you might find that your body becomes dependent upon that morning shot of caffeine just to be able to start moving.
How a Cleanse Can Help
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, then it might be a good time to temporarily stop consuming coffee and cleanse your body.
Partaking in a natural cleanse can help to eliminate waste products, toxins, and reset your body’s tolerance for your favorite beverage. The foundation of any cleanse should be natural vegetables, fruits, and whole foods, but cleansing supplements can also play an important role.
Alongside a healthy diet and exercise program, try a natural supplement cleanse for two weeks to get your body back on track.
How Many Cups of Coffee Do You Drink in a Day?
Are you like someone in Finland who drinks over 26 pounds of coffee a year? Or are you the occasional Sunday coffee drinker? Have you ever tried a cleanse? Let us know in the comments below!
Written by David Sautter
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.