The company Healthline.com are based in San Francisco and aim to offer accurate information on a range of health topics in an easy-to-understand way. Earlier today one of their members of staff contacted me in regards to an article that they thought I may find interesting due to coming across a previous post of mine, Day 1 – No caffeine.
As you will know if you’ve been following my blog for a while, I have taken it upon myself try to cut caffeine out of my life. Now, this is by no means an easy feat as my four biggest weaknesses are coke, tea, coffee and chocolate (nightmare, right?) – but nevertheless I thought it was important to try.
If you take a look at Healthline.com’s article, you will see that caffeine can cause a rapid or irregular heartbeat, and for me that can be incredibly frightening, as the feeling resembles a panic attack – which then inevitably makes me panic. It’s been a vicious cycle for a while now so for the last three weeks I’ve said bye-bye to caffeine – well, almost.
I will admit, the odd can of coke has been consumed and the odd cup of coffee has been drunk; but nowhere near to the same extent of my previous caffeine habits. Has it made a difference? It’s hard to tell. But for right now I’m going to keep at it because if it can make a difference to my life, it’s so worth it.
There are so many other issues that come with caffeine though. It can affect so many parts of your body and I was completely oblivious to some of the facts presented in this article.
Who knew it could affect all these things? –
- Central Nervous System
- Digestive and Excretory Systems
- Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
- Skeletal and Muscular Systems
- Reproductive System
Please check it out and let me know if you learn anything new. It’s a really interesting article! –