The Case For Morning Juice Over Morning Coffee

The Case For Morning Juice Over Morning Coffee

We often say we need to drink coffee to give us energy. But for many of us, has it gone further than just energy and turned into a kind of jittery tension that is always on and makes it difficult to relax? Maybe it pushes you to get through the paperwork, but longer-term the health implications of this kind of ongoing stress are significant.

Health Risks of Caffeine & Coffee

  1. Caffeine consumption can lead to increased anxiety, depression and the need for anxiety medication.

  2. Caffeine increases the amount of sugary beverages like soda consumed by people, which contributes to obesity and diabetes.

  3. Caffeine can cause headaches. While occasional doses of caffeine can relieve headache symptoms, the overuse of caffeine can cause headaches and lead to migraines.

  4. Caffeine may cause insomnia.

  5. Caffeine consumption may raise blood pressure.

  6. More than 4 cups of coffee linked to early death. 

  7. Research has linked even moderate amounts of caffeine to negative health effects.

  8. Consuming more than 500-600 mg of caffeine a day may lead to nervousness, restlessness, irritability, an upset stomach, a fast heartbeat and even muscle tremors. 

  9. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning, stimulates hydrochloric acid production. This can be a problem because HCl should only be produced to digest meals. If your body has to make HCl more often in response to regular cups of coffee, it may have difficulty producing enough to deal with a large meal.

  10. Acid reflux and heartburn can be caused by coffee due to the way it relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter.

  11. Drinking coffee promotes the release of the stress hormones cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These chemicals increase your body’s heart rate, blood pressure and tension levels – the old ‘fight or flight’ response.


Thank you to the following sources for sharing this great information!

  1. Caffiene Informer
  2. Mayo Clinic
  3. Health Ambition

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