9 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Coffee

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By The Captain January 7, 2021

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You could feel more relaxed

Coffee might give you the jolt you need to wake up and face your daily challenges head on, or at least give you that impression, but it can also make you squirm in your chair or jiggle your leg all the time. This jittery and restless state might be due to the fact that coffee stimulates and boosts the adrenaline and stress hormones in your body.

Pretty soon after you stop drinking coffee, you will notice that you feel less anxious and more relaxed. Apart from coffee, here are 8 Dangerous Foods That Can Worsen Your Anxiety

 

You could miss out on antioxidants

Coffee has a secret weapon (well, maybe not so secret) that not even green tea or cocoa have: the abundance of antioxidants that can protect your body from inflammation by fighting and neutralizing free radicals and preventing oxidative stress. “Studies show that coffee is extremely rich in antioxidants, such as hydrocinnamic acids and polyphenols, to name a few,” says Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey.

Various studies, among which one conducted by the University of Scranton, revealed that daily consumption of more than three cups of coffee could lower your risk of developing many diseases, from cancer and Parkinson’s to scarring of the liver, colorectal cancer, and heart disease. Needless to say, quitting coffee means you’ll also miss out on its antioxidants. Luckily, you can get your share of antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and green tea. Maybe not as much, but still.

Related: What’s All the Fuss About Antioxidants?

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