Coffee is great in moderation as it’s an important source for antioxidants. Often times we fail at moderation and end up using coffee or other caffeine as a crutch to get through our day. Benefits of caffeine reduction include: better sleep, decreased anxiety, and less frequent headaches as caffeine has an effect on all these processes.
CAFFEINE while well tolerated in moderation, (200-300mg) for most people, has powerful effects on the nervous system.
HOW CAFFEINE WORKS:
“The answer lies in the different ways that the two molecules act on the nervous system. When caffeine occupies the binding sites on nerve cells, it does not precipitate the slow-down that results when adenosine binds to the nerve,instead of slowing down, the cells speed up and fire their signals rapidly. The pituitary gland, a hormone-secreting gland that lies at the base of the brain, senses all the neuron firing going on, and assumes that the brain is in a state of emergency.
Well, what can I used to replace the energy I get from caffeine ? These natural alternatives to caffeine will give you the boost you need to get through the rest of the day!
Ginseng- It can be consumed as a tea and has been used for centuries for its stimulating properties. Recent studies show ginseng can improve mental clarity and focus!👌 Wheatgrass- Chalked full of vitamins and minerals, wheatgrass is best consumed as a juice. Wheatgrass provides clean energy without causing you to crash later. 🌾 Goji Berries- These little berries are packed with antioxidants and have a long history in Chinese medicine. Studies show goji berries can reduce feelings of fatigue and increase alertness.
FUN FACT: Caffeine is the most commonly consumed legal, psychoactive substance.
Dr. David Satterfield, Chiropractor