I couldn’t imagine my day without morning coffee.
I couldn’t imagine my afternoon without a cup of coffee to boost my energy around 2 or 3 p.m. when I started to crash. I couldn’t imagine going out to a restaurant and not having a cup of black coffee at the end of the meal. So many I couldn’ts, right? Do not get me wrong, I love the taste of coffee. I love smelling fresh brewed coffee in the morning. It wakes me up instantly and helps me start the day with a great spirit. It seems like a delicious and delightful beverage in the world that we cannot resist. But there are so many great hot beverages other than coffee that are better for you and work for you in the long run.
My decision to switch from coffee to tea was a gradual process, and I prepared myself for this change for a little while. One of the main reasons why I decided to switch from coffee to tea was that I started noticing discomfort and disconnection between my body and brain. These two main components couldn’t function as friends anymore and did not have a positive effect on my day. There is nothing wrong with having a cup of coffee in the morning, but my body shut down and resisted t even this morning portion.
The negative effects are:
- Energy imbalance
Having coffee daily completely crashed my energy level. I have been drinking coffee since my youth. Now after 40, I noticed that too much caffeine consumption changed my blood pressure and influenced my hormones. Also, my energy level would crash in the middle of the day and I would feel tired and exhausted.
Since coffee is highly acidic, it caused me heartburn. And it is no fun. Even though caffeine can improve your memory and boost your workout, it can also cause health problems like heartburn. Millions of us are familiar with the discomfort of heartburn. So to avoid this unpleasant symptom, I said no to coffee.
I could tell that consuming caffeine in the evening was definitely interfering with my sleep and crushing my schedule. Some people are not sensitive, and drinking a cup of coffee does not affect them at all. Recently, I have had a difficult time falling asleep, and my body system does not work with me properly.
Why I switched from coffee to tea.
Well, it has been almost two months since I switched from coffee to tea. And I want to tell you guys, I feel a big difference. I mentioned above three negative effects that happened when I was drinking coffee. Here are my EIGHT POSITIVE EFFECTS that I noticed after having tea for a week.
Drinking tea boosted my immune system rapidly.
My energy level became consistent.
My mood leveled out.
It also increased my memory, focus, and concentration.
I have not had heartburn anymore. I am so happy I avoided this negative symptom.
It helped me to sleep better. My sleep level was so unbalanced, so getting less caffeine killed my insomnia.
I think it has even helped me consistently drop and maintain my weight.
I also noticed I am not spending as much money buying coffee drinks at Starbucks and other places. Those cafe americanos add up over time, and honestly, I am saving like $100 every month by switching to tea. And the great thing is after 3 or 4 months, I can buy a nice outfit or nice set of jewelry from the money that I saved from switching to tea. 🙂
Drinking tea helps me to stay hydrated. So was coffee, but because tea has a lower caffeine content, it helps me to stay better hydrated, and my whole body feels better.
When I stay hydrated, my skin looks more radiant and flawless.