Coffee lovers can drink plenty of cups of this favorite beverage every day. When coffee or tea or other beverages with caffeine are drunk in large quantities, they can cause a so-called “caffeine crash”. Caffeine has a stimulating and arousing effect only during the first few hours. Caffeine cannot give a feeling of alertness and activity for a long time. Frequent and abundant consumption of coffee and other caffeinated beverages has a counter-effect on the body. The temporarily suppressed feeling of fatigue and exhaustion quickly returns. Anxiety, irritability and difficulty concentrating but also sleep problems are also counterproductive feelings caused by excessive coffee intake.
- Nutritionists recommend a maximum of 3 cups of coffee a day. Energy drinks, coca-cola, pepsi-cola also contain a significant amount of caffeine.
- It is important to drink coffee with drinking water because caffeine promotes dehydration. The body recovers quickly with plain water without additional stimulating drinks.
- Caffeine intake can be reduced by a diet rich in protein. Proteins constantly give the body energy. The menu should include nuts, legumes, eggs, mushrooms and various dairy products.
- Sudden cessation of caffeine consumption can cause headaches, fatigue, lack of concentration and even nausea. Coffee should be gradually reduced until the desired norm of 3 cups of coffee per day is reached. Or less.
- Vegetables from the cruciferous family (kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, etc.) are an excellent choice for detoxifying the body from caffeine. Broccoli has proven to be particularly excellent as a cleanser or detox vegetable from caffeine in the body.
- More sleep means less coffee. The body is rested and sleepy, so the need for caffeine is reduced.
- Sedentary jobs that require prolonged sitting in a chair cause exhaustion and drowsiness. Always choose movement and light stretching of the legs and arms and deep breathing or a shorter stay in the fresh air to regain a sense of alertness than a cup of coffee.