How to reduce coffee and take less each day until it is completely eliminated
Unlike what many people actually think, the truth is that coffee is not a bad drink for healthas long as, of course, it is always taken in its proper measure. Or, which is the same, as long as it is not taken in excess. To get an idea of where this excess is or is not, it is very useful to try to discover how much coffee can be taken per day without it actually becoming a risk to our health.
But beware, given that this amount actually depends on each person, since what one takes to have a mere cup of coffee, for another it can become a real problem, something that depends almost directly on the tolerance that each which we have to caffeine (yes, there are people who tend to be more sensitive than others to its effects on the body).
In regard to the different and different benefits that coffee brings us, we find that it becomes an extremely stimulating drink, which stimulates the central nervous system and tends to keep us alert, awake. For this reason it is a drink so succreated in those moments in which we need to stay awake and we can not fall asleep (for example, during a night of study or work). It is useful, in fact, to improve our concentration for longer while decreasing drowsiness.
But its qualities do not end here, since did you know that it is a tremendously rich antioxidant drink? Coffee provides a good amount of polyphenols, useful to reduce the negative effects that free radicals exert on our organism, protecting us against diseases in which the oxidative stress of the cells is involved (as is the case of neurodegenerative or cardiovascular diseases).
It is also useful in preventing diabetes mellitus (also known medically astype 2 diabetes or as theadult diabetes), especially when you drink between 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day and its consumption is prolonged over time, helping to avoid insulin resistance and improve metabolic control of glucose.
The dependence on coffee
But as negative effects, we are facing a drink that generates dependence in our body (that no addiction, which by the way are totally different and completely different things).
In fact, if we are accustomed to drinking coffee regularly and we leave it, what many experts refer to as the caffeine withdrawal syndrome, which occurs when after daily and regular consumption of coffee our body needs more quantities of caffeine to achieve the same effect, and yet we have "eliminated" its consumption completely.
What are the most common symptoms? Irritability, bad mood, headache, fatigue, numbness, difficulty concentrating or working properly, impaired cognitive performance, depression and anxiety.
How to drink less coffee every day
Reducing coffee consumption little by little
If your body is used to receiving a good dose of coffee every day (from morning to evening, or even simply in the morning with breakfast), it is obviously not at all advisable to try to cut the consumption so drastically of a drink whose stimulant effects in the body end up causing dependency.
Why? Fundamentally because if yesterday we had a big cup of coffee, and today we have decided to leave it, the most usual thing is that the symptoms that we have named you in passing appear in the previous lines.
Therefore, first of all, the key is to try to reduce the amount of coffee we drink every day. Or, which is the same, in taking less cups of coffee every day.
Let's take an example. Usually you tend to take 3 cups of coffee a day: one with breakfast, another mid-morning and another after lunch. If you have considered the possibility of reducing the coffee you consume, a useful option is to try during the first week of eliminating coffee from lunch, opting only for the one you drink at breakfast and mid-morning.
Then, in the following week, eliminate the cup of coffee that you take at mid-morning. And the next week do the same with the breakfast cup. But this time it is best to try to reduce in those days the amount of coffee you drink at that time, for example by reducing the size of the cup or the amount you serve.
Opting for coffee substitutes
Did you know that there are different alternatives to coffee, in most occasions much more adequate and healthy than this one ?. The most popular and recommended are the following:
- Chicory: It is a plant that is elaborated in the form of a beverage that gives an intense flavor and a somewhat lighter aspect.
- Kola:It is a plant whose infusion helps reduce fatigue, combat fatigue and stimulate the nervous system.
- Maca:popularly known by the name ofandean maca, is an excellent option when it comes to increasing the energy of our body.
- White coffee:It is a drink of Lebanese origin that although it is made with coffee is less strong, with the addition of a greater amount of water and a few drops of orange blossom.
And, finally, we could not forget the popular ones cereal drinks, which you can easily find in the market and which are made with different cereals (for example malt, barley and chicory), being good substitutes for coffee. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesCoffee