Health Benefits Of Living Caffeine Free

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Health Benefits Of Living Caffeine Free


We all consume some form of caffeine in our daily lives; in fact, coffee is the most common form of caffeine that is consumed worldwide.

Although caffeine is generally accepted as safe for consumption in moderation, there are some solid benefits to breaking the habit and quitting coffee.

Caffeine has widespread effects on the central nervous system, as well as hormonal, metabolic, muscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and renal functions—and quitting caffeine could reverse these effects.

Caffeine has widespread effects on the central nervous system, as well as hormonal, metabolic, muscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and renal functions—and quitting caffeine could reverse these effects.


Here are 10 health benefits of kicking the caffeine habit


  • No more anxiety

Caffeine has plenty of effects on the central nervous system. Chief among these actions is the competitive antagonism at adenosine receptors. Adenosine is a neuromodulator that is structurally similar to caffeine but causes mild sedating effects. Caffeine opposes these mild sedating effects and at higher levels, likely boosts anxiety, jitteriness, and nervousness.Those who are already prone to stress and anxiety may find that caffeine makes their symptoms a whole lot worse. Additionally, higher caffeine intake has been linked to increased chances of depression in adolescents.

By quitting caffeine, you could experience less anxiety.


  • Kicking off Insomnia

Caffeine is quickly absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract and can take effect in as little as 15 minutes. The half-life of caffeine is about 6 hours, so if you consume caffeine later in the day, the wakefulness it causes may interfere with your sleep and result in insomnia. Besides a more blissful and undisturbed night’s rest, those who are caffeine-free may find it takes them much less time to fall asleep in the first place.

Therefore, ditching caffeine is likely to help you sleep faster and better.


  • Managing Blood pressure

Not depending on caffeine can be good for your blood pressure. It has been shown to up the blood pressure levels due to its stimulatory effect on the nervous system.

High intake of caffeine (3 to 5 cups per day) has also been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.


  • Heart rate

Caffeine is known to increase heart rate and result in tachycardia. Over the long run, tachycardia can result in heart complications, including stroke and heart failure. Obviously, heart disease is multifactorial, but quitting caffeine can remove at least one stressor from the equation.


  • Healthier teeth

Although caffeine is not a culprit in tooth and enamel erosion secondary to bacterial overgrowth, beverages like coffee and soda—which serve as a vehicle for caffeine ingestion—do cause these effects. These beverages can make your teeth turn yellow and brittle, and can result in bad breath. It is due to the high levels of tannins that are present in the drink that cause build-up and discoloured tooth enamel. The acidity in caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee along with soda can also lead to enamel wear and tear.


  • Balanced hormones

Women may especially benefit from going caffeine-free. Caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, and soda can alter estrogen levels.

It is found that moderate consumption of caffeine interfered with estradiol levels in women of reproductive age. Specifically, moderate consumption of caffeine resulted in decreased estradiol levels in white premenopausal women; on the other hand, caffeinated soda and green tea increased estradiol levels in premenopausal women of all races.


  • Better digestion

Researchers have suggested that many components of coffee—including caffeine—stimulate gastrointestinal distress via acid secretion. Specifically, these other components include catechols and substances called N-alkanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamides. Interestingly, some experts suggest processing coffee to do away with these irritants to create a “stomach-friendly brew.”

Additionally, caffeinated beverages may play a role in developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


  • Bone health

Calcium has been reported to decrease bone mass and heighten fracture risk in populations at risk of calcium deficiency (i.e. elderly women). Caffeine interferes with calcium absorption. This depressant effect could be exacerbated by the fact that people who drink caffeinated beverages may drink less milk and other dairy products. Interestingly, the anti-calcium effects of caffeine can be balanced out by a mere 1-2 tablespoons of milk per day. Nevertheless, if at risk for osteoporosis, abandoning caffeine might be a good idea.


  • Healthier skin

If you’re concerned about aging, you may benefit from not consuming caffeine.

It is said that caffeine  interfere with collagen formation by decreasing collagen synthesis in human skin. So, leaving caffeine will only mean that you skin, hair and nails may look only better than before.


Confused if you must quit or not? If you are a slave to your coffee mug or energy drink, then you already know the answer.

Go on and try eliminating caffeine and experience positive changes in your body and life!