In today’s Vlog I explain, Important Reasons to Limit Coffee Abuse for Long-term Wellness!, I want to give you some important information on why it can be very beneficial to limit your coffee intake for your overall health and vitality!
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Hey, Beauties. I’ve been listening to your comments and questions of course as always, and I want to respond to some that have come up about reasons to give up coffee. I also think this is important in light of different health trends going on right now like intermittent fasting where to get through those periods of fasting, I feel like the use of coffee and stimulants, which help give energy and give you a little boost, has gotten really popular.
As always in Beauty Detox and my philosophy, I always say it’s important to look at balance and also how substances and foods affect you overall. Yes, we can say coffee doesn’t have any calories. It may be a natural appetite suppressant in that time, but what really concerns me is that overusing and abusing stimulants such as coffee can lead to imbalances in our hormones, particularly insulin, cortisol, ghrelin and leptin.
How this works is cortisol, for instance, is a stress hormone and when we overstimulate our system, we can get overtaxed, overstressed. We start to get more anxious, and excess cortisol may be produced which can lead to holding on to belly fat. Excess cortisol also breaks down the collagen in your skin which can lead to wrinkles. Ghrelin and leptin are different hormones associated with weight gain, which govern hunger and also satiation. Insulin is another important hormone related to weight, and when our insulin is off, it also induces weight gain. Again, when we’re just spiking our system all the time, overtaxing our system with stimulants all the time, as with lots and lots of coffee it’s like grinding the gears of a car and it is going to affect our hormones. I’m really concerned with that long term for our overall health and vitality. Our chi is our overall vitality. Overstimulating is like a drain on our chi, when we’re constantly revving ourselves up. I think in the long run that could really hurt our balance.
The other thing excess coffee can induce is adrenal exhaustion. Our adrenals are related also to our vitality and making sure that we protect our nervous system. It’s also linked to our immunity, to our endocrine system, to our overall functioning. When we tax our adrenals, I think it’s really aging over time. These are some of the reasons that we don’t want to abuse coffee. Oh, another reason is of course the acidity. Even cold brewed has far less acidity but it’s still acidic and we want to make sure that we’re alkalizing our bodies overall by having lots of leafy greens, lots of Glowing Green Smoothie, lots of salads, veggies in general, and coffee is more acid forming on the spectrum.
If you have one cup of coffee a day and not adding dairy to it, but you’re having maybe a coconut milk creamer or almond link, that’s fine. I know people that are really passionate about their one cup and they love it. But, if you’re having multiple cups of coffee or you’re fasting on coffee or you’re going days where you’re having many, many cups, it’s something that we want to look at and work to balance for your hormones, again, for your adrenals, just for your overall life balance, and there’s so many ways to balance that, getting natural energy from the Glowing Green Smoothie, all the tips we talked about in Radical Beauty, Deepak and I, about great sleep hygiene, making sure to balance your day and night, getting good exercise, the whole lifestyle, a lot more tips here on the website at mysolluna.com.
I just wanted to remind you guys these are some of the reasons that I think it’s really important to limit caffeine and coffee and stimulates in general for the long term. Short-term, maybe it feels like a great way to give yourself a pick up. But again, we’re in this for the long haul and I want you guys to feel healthy and amazing long term!
I hope you guys found this helpful and I’m listening to you guys always so let me know what else you want me to talk about here on the website, and on social. Until next time. Sending you guys so much love.