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Caffeine addiction is very common among college students. When I was in university, I used to see my friends chug coffee frequently all day and night. Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant that can make you alert and work better. Because of the unhealthy lifestyles that many college students lead, caffeine intake is becoming very common among them. These days, you can find caffeine not only in coffee, but also in several energy drinks that are available in the market. The high caffeine intake can take its toll on the health and well being any person. Hence, it is important to find ways to reduce stimulants in our diets to increase our health and vitality.
Apart from taking caffeine as a stimulant, many students are also consuming it as a metabolic booster in the form of diet and weight loss pills. Because of this increase in the intake, many students unknowingly fall prey to caffeine addiction. Caffeine addiction is serious because it can lead to major health problems such as insomnia, which can bring its own set of negative side effects. My freshmen year roommate drank coffee every half an hour through out the day. She started having pain and headaches. Finally, doctors told her that she is starting develop tumor growth in her brain possibly due to her high intake of coffee.
Simple lifestyle changes can make a great difference in anyone’s life. Students usually take stimulants to stay active and awake during classes and during examinations. My first year of college, I would procrastinate, sleep late and struggle to awake in classes. Hence, I started drinking coffee and energy drinks to stay alert. But after knowing the dangers of caffeine addiction, I started to sleep early and follow a healthy schedule that made me more healthy and energetic.
Some students have the problem of not feeling sleepy at bed time or they are sleepy but cannot. They are too stressed and un-relaxed to sleep. Hence, they toss and turn on bed for most of the night. The result is of course drowsiness in the morning. Meditation and exercise to reduce stress and remove toxins in the body are great ways to relax the mind and body. It is also important to put clean and organic food into your system to take in fewer toxins that can cause sluggishness.
These days, Natural Health companies are coming up with new ways to manufacture healthy foods that can be good replacements to some of the unhealthy processed food you find in stores. Teecino is a company that I came across reading an article. The people at Teecino found a great way to help people with coffee addiction. They blend different herbs and nuts to create herbal coffees that smell and taste like normal coffee, but do not contain any caffeine. There are also many other companies that are making variety of herbal coffees and teas the can be great drinks for students with caffeine addiction.
If you are trying to come off caffeine, but are struggling with the process, you should consider trying out herbal coffees, which can be bought in different flavors depending on your liking. What I mostly love about herbal coffees is that they are very nutritious and healthy. They contain variety of exotic nuts and plants that can nourish your body instead of robbing it off its nutrients like normal coffees do. In conclusion, remember that by making a consciousness effort to become healthy, you can find ways and people that can help you achieve that goal.