2). Coffee is dehydrating by interfering with our body’s ability to use water. It is also a diuretic meaning it causes the body to lose water. When we are dehydrated our muscles do not glide properly over one another and all cells of our bodies do not function correctly. We are 70% water for a reason.
3). Coffee it is often accompanied by milk and sugar, which are not healthy.
4) . Coffee increases our blood pressure which may damage blood vessels decreasing much needed nutrition to the areas that need healing.
5). Coffee elevates the stress hormones cortisol, epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) and norepinephrine. (Robertson et al, 1978) (Lane et al, 1990) (Kerr, 1993) (Lane et al, 2002). These stress hormones increase the fight and flight response in our bodies increasing muscle tone and causing pain. Long term cortisol elevation causes flattening out of the cell wall causing more stickiness and less function in our bodies.
6). Coffee increases our cholesterol levels which decrease the amount of space in our blood vessels making our heart pump harder to get the blood to flow. This can lead to heart disease.
7). Coffee takes a long time to deteriorate in the body – twelve hours after consumption, the body still contains one-eighth of the original amount of caffeine. With regular consumption, these long-lasting effects could increase the risk of heart disease.
8). Coffee messes with our insulin thus causing unstable blood sugar levels. These unstable blood sugar levels cause more stress on the body.
9). Coffee is addictive and we may experience severe withdrawal symptoms if we try to decrease it or quit altogether.
10). Coffee depletes the levels of B-vitamins in your bodies which increase energy and reduce stress.
We may want to rethink our morning coffee habits if we want to live stress and pain free lives. Comments?