2 hours ago
Mondays are synonymous with coffee☕️ , but a caffeine fix shouldn’t be the first thing you reach for.
The average cup of coffee has 90–100 mg of caffeine. Caffeine (a stimulant that blocks the function of a brain hormone called adenosine) can have short-term effects like: increasing brain activity, releasing dopamine, reducing tiredness, increasing alertness, and boosting metabolism.
However, caffeine also stimulates the adrenal glands, which then produce adrenaline and cortisol. If your adrenal glands are fatigued, then caffeine can cause your adrenals to overwork to make more cortisol and burn out your glands.
Consuming too much caffeine can also lead to jitteriness, anxiety, heart palpitations, exacerbated panic attacks, sleep disruption, and high blood pressure.
If you drink coffee every day, you’ll likely build a tolerance too — making the effects less powerful and withdrawals inevitable if and when you deviate.
I bet this’ll make look at your cup of Joe differently now, huh?
If you can kick the coffee habit - great. But if you’re panicking on the thought of deleting your Starbucks app, then I recommmend enjoying a cup of coffee recreationally, or at most drink one cup a day is best. Better yet, switch to green tea!
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