I was never a coffee fan before I met Tyler. I guess it was due to my parents not having it at home (and mom, putting a grain or two of instant coffee into your hot water does not count as coffee!). So when I met Tyler he introduced me to the delicacy coffee is.
Like everything in life, you will hear that coffee has its pros and cons. Some are more believable than others. Seriously, these so called scientists sometimes need to get another hobby!
Reasons NOT to quit drinking coffee
There have been times thatI have tried quitting my coffee habits, cold-turkey. These times have taught me a few lessons, the hard way:
But if what you want is the happiest and healthiest of hearts, drink coffee in the morning, eat dark chocolate for lunch, and drink some red wine whenever (it is 5pm somewhere in the world)!
Coffee is your friend! Of course, he will be a better friend if not loaded with cream and tons of sugar! The less sugar the better. Like all friends, coffee is there to help relieve stress. A cup of coffee can lower your blood pressure which has a relaxing effect. I have been known to drink a cup of coffee after a tough day, even if this means I have to drink it at 9 in the evening.
Coffee, whether decaffeinated or regular, is a laxative. Now you know the reason why some people take their coffee cups into the bathroom!! Coffee is a way healthier alternative to chemical laxatives, right?!
And there is a coffee mug for that!
Coffee helps with headaches, even though nasty ones caused by caffeine withdrawal. Studies show that 16 ounces of brewed coffee provides relief from headaches, including migraines. And I attest to this, I get migraines and coffee helps relieve them. Yes, it doesn’t make them go away, but it helps take the edge off, making them more bearable.
And if coffee doesn’t do the charm, try some hot sauce!
Drinking 1 to 5 cups of coffee a day may help lower the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. The antioxidants found in coffee may ward off brain cell damage. Like many studies, this is not a 100% sure study, but, like I always say, better safe than sorry!
Of course, this is not to say that Coffee is all good and you cannot do any wrong by drinking it. Some people are extremely sensitive to caffeine and get the jitters and even sick (my mother in law can’t drink caffeinated coffee without getting all jittery for 24 hours). Coffee is also known to disturb sleep, which gives you more time to blog!
All in all, these are the reason why I am not quitting drinking coffee any time soon! Well, these and also trying to quit gives me the worse headaches ever. Imagine smashing your head, as hard as you can, against a wall, that is how bad these withdrawal headaches feel! :’(
So there you have it! Time to enjoy that nice cup of coffee, without the guilt!