Years ago, I quit drinking coffee and switched to green tea instead.

Some people swear by coffee. They can’t function without it. And I’ll admit, the transition period was difficult, but once my body adapted it was much happier.

If you’re thinking about making the switch or just want to learn more about why coffee might not be good for your body, then please keep reading to see the disadvantages of drinking coffee below.

Because Coffee Over Stimulates the Central Nervous System

Coffee over stimulates my nervous system.

Instead of feeling focused on one task, the additional energy surge that caffeine induces left me feeling scattered and jittery.

This left me unable to fully focus on one task. As a result, I felt unproductive and frustrated.

As the caffeine began to wear off from the coffee, I ended up crashing and I felt exhausted. That was the exact opposite of what I was going for.

When I quit drinking coffee, I stopped feeling jittery and exhausted. My energy returned, and I could focus on one task fully. No more overstimulated nervous system.

Coffee Dehydrates

Coffee is well known to be a diuretic. For me, coffee left me feeling dehydrated. Dehydration shows up quickly and dramatically in your facial tissues as you reach your 40s and beyond.

As someone who is passionate about staying healthy and happy, I realized that when I quit drinking coffee I helped slow down the aging process. In fact, this is one of the most awesome benefits of quitting coffee!

Green tea, on the other hand, has the opposite effect on the body and aging.

Negatively Affects My Sleep

If you’re like me and have trouble getting a restful night’s sleep, then coffee can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule.

For me, coffee interrupted my sleep to the point that just 1 cup of coffee early in the morning prevented me from enjoying a full night’s rest.

It took me a while to see the connection between a poor sleep schedule and coffee, but once I did I realized that I had to quit drinking coffee.

Research shows that coffee can cause serious issues with your sleep cycle. So, if you want to enjoy better sleep then consider quitting drinking coffee.

Coffee is Highly Acidic

Coffee is also a highly acidic liquid. I found that it upset my stomach and negatively affected my appetite. I ended up reaching for sugary snacks because of intense cravings, instead of healthier choices.

After I quit drinking coffee, my sugar cravings also dropped in the afternoon.

Why I Drink Green Tea Instead

Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. It is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that are difficult to get elsewhere.

Interestingly, it does contain caffeine, but my body responds much differently to it than to the caffeine in coffee. It also makes me more focused and energized without the jitters and caffeine drops.

I’m also passionate about including as many healthy options in my life as possible. From what I drink and eat, to how I exercise and what skincare routine I use, I look at the best options to improve my health.

What is your take? How does coffee affect you? Could you try to quit drinking coffee for a few days to see if you feel better?

Let me know in the comments below and let’s see if we can improve our health holistically.

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