Many swear they can’t start their day right without having had at least one cup of coffee. Caffeine has its health benefits no doubt, however, for the healthy reasons you’ll discover below, you can cut down on the amount consumed or give up on caffeinated drinks totally.
If you are a fan of other high-caffeine drinks like coca cola or energy drinks or simply a coffee-addict working on avoiding caffeine, besides your pocket thanking you for it, the benefits listed here are also what you stand to gain.
Here are the benefits of being caffeine free…
1. Lower blood pressure
Caffeine has been known to elevate blood pressure. So, quitting coffee or caffeine can lower your blood pressure and keep your heart from working too hard.
2. Lower risk of a heart attack
With an increase in blood pressure, the chances of having a heart attack are also increased.
3. Fewer headaches
For those who are addicted to coffee or caffeine, any alterations to the amount they are used to per day can cause headaches. This is because caffeine withdrawal is real. Caffeine has also been mentioned as one of the triggers of migraine. What better time to stop than now!
4. Better sleep
Seeing as the half-life for caffeine is 4-6 hours, drinking coffee or energy drinks too late in the day can interfere with getting to sleep quickly and your body will end up not being fully rested.
5. Healthier and whiter teeth
Due to the high levels of tannins present in coffee, it ends up staining your teeth. The acidity in caffeinated drinks also leads to erosion of the enamel. Eliminating these beverages results in whiter and healthier teeth.
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