It’s not an easy transition, and isn’t always necessary, but for some people, replacing their coffee and soda habits can have several noticeable benefits.
So do you want the good news or bad news first?
Bad news? Sure!
Bad news – addiction withdrawals.
Many people are addicted to caffeine without realizing it. The only way to know is to try to not drink any caffeine. Often, even one day without coffee or soda can prove an unpleasant experience. Unfulfilled dependence on caffeine can lead to headaches, fatigue and drowsiness, digestive problems and other symptoms you can find here.
If you’re serious about claiming your independence from caffeine though, this may be a necessary hurdle to overcome. Also, drinking some caffeine isn’t unallowable, but addiction of any kind can have its drawbacks, even to caffeine.
THE GOOD NEWS!
Water is simply amazing for you! You probably know by now that water makes up 60% of your body and is vital to nearly every function. Caffeinated drinks actually drain from the water supply in your body in some instances, leading to dehydration. However, drinking enough water can have many benefits – energy included – to help replace the dependence on caffeine.
Water can help naturally energize you by activating your body’s natural potential with every glass. A glass of water in the morning helps wake up the cells, organs, and blood in your body – giving you a natural energy boost. Dehydration can leave you groggy, and too much coffee can have negative effects down the line.
Coffee and soda can lead to jittery feelings, even altering heart rate and rhythm, leaving you unable to focus on the tasks at hand. Water doesn’t have these effects and leaves you primed to knock out any and all projects in your way!
Coffee can impact your digestion unnaturally. In contrast, drinking enough water keeps everything working properly, from your stomach to your colon. Drinking water can help avoid feeling digestive discomfort too.
Caffeine can also alter your ability to fall asleep. Many people know – through lying awake at night – not to drink caffeine after a certain time. Water actually helps you fall asleep and get more restful sleep. Just be careful not to drink too much right before bedtime!
Water is the natural energy booster, without the side effects of caffeine. Drinking water in the morning and throughout the day can lead to many benefits including more alertness, better digestion, even better sleep! Make sure you’re staying properly hydrated, and maybe consider switching to decaf.
Have a great, water-filled day!