3 Tips for Cutting Back on Caffeine for a Healthier Lifestyle
Caffeine is a staple to most people’s morning routines, but it isn’t always good for us. Caffeine can cause anxiety, dehydration, lack of sleep, and an increased risk of heart problems. Jane Clauss gives tips on how to cut back on caffeine intake throughout the day for an overall healthier life.
1-Look for an alternative to coffee
Try to drink decaffeinated tea, coffee, or water. Avoid drinks with high amounts of caffeine like coffee, energy drinks, and regular tea. Switching to decaffeinated drinks is a simple solution and can still give you the same taste that regular caffeinated drinks would.
2-Pay attention to food labels
Different types of food and drinks often times contain caffeine. Pay attention to food and drink labels to know how much caffeine you are consuming. Start to keep a food diary to understand how caffeine affects your daily life. Caffeine is sometimes hidden in certain foods and drinks so it is important to pay attention to the ingredients list. Chocolate and over the counter medications can include caffeine.
3-Drink more water
Dehydration can make us feel fatigued. This keeps us reaching for the caffeine but really we should be reaching for a glass of water. It is important for many bodily functions including temperature regulation, transporting nutrients and removing waste products. Water is important for bodily function and should be drank in larger amounts than our caffeine intake.
Everyone loves a good cup of coffee, but switching to decaffeinated drinks, especially after noon, can be a gamechanger for our health.
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