Fasting Can End Caffeine Addiction.
It is a difficult habit to break as it is part of our society. Coffee shops without coffee ….. it will never happen as people, including myself, love that coffee flavor and aroma of freshly brewed coffee. But what happens when the damage of the caffeine starts to be too high a price. Stomach problems and nervous conditions can be greatly aggravated by coffee.
One cup has a stimulating effect but for many, the jumbo coffee is needed to maintain a high does for their caffeine addiction. At the addiction level of 3 jumbo coffees per day, when you quit, the result is headaches, tiredness, lack of energy and enthusiasm, and a craving for caffeine. To break the caffeine habit, you need some motivation.
Caffeine Addiction Fact 1
There are more coffee drug addicts in the US than drug addicts of any other kind. Charles F. Withal.
Caffeine is highly addictive. Quitting coffee can cause withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, sleepiness and irritability. The acidic nature of coffee can lead to stomach ulcers. When the excess acid enters the bloodstream, it increases calcium loss in urine. Both coffee and tea have no nutritional value. Tannin, the substance that makes teacups brown and coats teapots, is used for tanning leather. Imagine the stomach after twenty years of tea drinking.
Caffeine Addiction Fact 2
Coca-Cola put cocaine in their drink at the turn of the century. It sold extremely well. Some consumers succumbed to the addictive quality of cocaine and started to drink undiluted Cola syrup. When cocaine was banned for use in soft drinks, the bottlers switched to caffeine. The top selling soft drinks are loaded with caffeine: Coca-Cola, 34 mg, Mountain Dew, 55 mg, and TAB, 46.8 mg. Similarly, instant coffee contains 65-100 mg. per cup.
Caffeine Addiction Fact 3
Caffeine can be found in cold remedies, diet pills, wake-up pills, chocolate and painkillers. Over the counter and prescription pain killers will add to your caffeine quota. Instead of healing the cold, caffeine slows down the elimination of mucus and destroys vitamin C. You are getting more caffeine than you think.
Caffeine Addiction Fact 4
Caffeine is able to penetrate deep into vital tissue. Evidence shows that it may be linked to male infertility and also birth defects by passing through the placenta. Drinking coffee during breast-feeding will cause caffeine to be present in mothers’ milk.
Caffeine has a powerful effect on coronary arteries and the pulmonary and systemic vessels, causing a greater flow of blood to the heart muscle, but decreasing the flow of blood to the brain by constricting cerebral blood vessels. Caffeine can cause abnormally fast, abnormally slow and irregular heartbeats. It also wreaks havoc on blood pressure, commonly producing hypertension. Coffee has been linked to heart disease, pancreas and bladder cancer and hypoglycemia.
The damage of caffeine is over years of high dose caffeine intake, and when the time comes when you are forced to quit, it is very difficult as the habit is ingrained in the system.
Fasting resets the metabolism and gets you to a balanced state quickly and with the right substitutes and discipline you can enjoy the health of a caffeine free life.
Please post your battles, successes and failures with caffeine addiction.
By Tom Coghill of Fasting.ws Articles may be copied or reproduced as long as the back links to fasting.ws are intact and the author’s name is included.