Why You Should Say Good-bye To Coffee Once and For All

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By: Krystle Crossman

If you are not a morning person, caffeine may be your best friend. You may want to ditch the caffeine however and go with something a little more body-friendly to wake you up. Here are five reasons why your caffeine should go:

1. When you drink caffeine you are elevating your cortisol levels. Cortisol is the stress hormone that causes you to crave junk food all day long. When you wake up in the morning with all the intention in the world of eating healthy for the day but then have a cup of coffee, healthy food tends to go right out the window. When the cortisol goes up so does the amount of fat that is stored in your body, especially in the abdominal area.

2. There is nothing nutritional about caffeine. There are no vitamins or minerals included. It doesn’t do anything remotely healthy for your body. It I also very addictive. You may notice that if you stop having caffeine you will most likely get headaches. It is best to wean yourself off of caffeine if it is something that you drink regularly.

3. Your blood sugar levels drop when you drink caffeine. You may end up overeating in order to get your levels back up so that you can feel energized again.

4. Caffeine can cause a host of other problems. You can get headaches, nausea, stress, and fatigue when you ingest too much.

5. One of the biggest problems with caffeine is that it can end up causing insulin resistance. When this happens your blood sugar spikes and can end up leading to obesity, diabetes, as well as damage to your arteries.

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  1. As a nutritionist for 30 year have been teaching the exact same thing. Caffeine also creates dehydration which is why a person get headaches.

  2. I will NEVER give up coffee….especially now they have all of these wonderful creamers…..I have been drinking coffee since I was old enough to walk into the kitchen and sit in my grandmothers lap and she would let me sip out of hers…..and that part about it releasing cortisol and makes you want snack all day is not true….at least not for me….I drink coffee instead of eating…..

    • Well I can’t give up on love, and sitting around in the pantry every morning with my family especially the older folks healed every bit of stress even today those that have passed on,our memories are best of the times we spent together drinking coffee. Please! give Coffee ah break It’s the best I have to go on in bringing great family portraits….Trust me it wasn’t bears rum ganja Cigarettes or drugs.

  3. Everything says you can….. It may…… And those are key word. It does not say it definitely does this or that and in reality anything overdone will cause health problems. This article added nothing to what we already know. I drink one cup of coffee a day and i have not experienced any of this. So like other readers, i am not inclined to change. I just enjoy something warm in this cold weather. Oh, in the summer, i rarely drink coffee.

  4. Funny how this keeps circulating around every 5-10 years and nobody, to date, has died from overdosing on coffee.

  5. This is absolutely false information. Articles like this is why black people are unhealthy compared to other groups. There are SO MANY health benefits to coffee and caffeine. Not when it’s combined with Fructrose like with SODA,which is pretty much what this article should be targeting. Do your research.
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  6. Elevating cortisol levels are relatedto one’s junk food cravings?????

    Cortisol levels raise when soldiers are in combat,when people are provoked,into defensive action.

    Nevah have I read it is related to kunk food intake.

    Coffee doesn’t have sugar and overweight people would do well to consider a cup a day

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