Experts suggest that this morning ritual is actually a sign of mass drug dependency.
People who consume caffeine regularly will become dependent on it - if you take caffeine away from them, they will function below par.
They just don't function normally without the drug on board. If it's your first tea or coffee of the day, it gets you back to normal, but beyond that you don't get much more of a kick.
On balance, caffeine is not particularly helpful. It triggers withdrawal and increases your blood pressure, which is not a good thing
In one key study, around 300 volunteers were randomly split into two groups and given a placebo or coffee. The results, in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, were intriguing.
Though the regular coffee drinkers did have an increase in alertness following the coffee, this only made them as alert as non-coffee drinkers who had the placebo.
In other words, drinking coffee doesn't make us any more alert than non-coffee drinkers.
Caffeine is also highly acidic. When you drink coffee, that acid leaches healthy alkaline minerals from the bones
Calcium is one of many alkaline mineral stored in our bones, and probably the most well known (but least understood thanks to dairy propaganda). When we eat an acidic, low pH diet, the body has to work hard to increase our bloods pH and keep the balance (homeostasis). Once our blood and extracellular fluid is acidic, the body will search for stores of calcium to counter it. Hence, leaching calcium from the bones, leading to decreased bone density.
Is this what you wanna consume first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach? Is this what you want your stomach to breakdown and provide energy from?
Switch your morning cup to herbal tea or a warm alkaline beverage.
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