Entrepreneurs are known for running on coffee, right? How else would we get anything done?!
I’ve had a love-hate relationship with caffeine for years. Sometimes I build up a tolerance and suddenly realize I’m consuming way too much every day. Other times, for seemingly no real reason, more than one cup of coffee will trigger a migraine. But I do know that I love my morning coffee and that caffeine can have some benefits.
Today’s guest post is from Jess Cording, registered dietitian and health coach. She’s breaking down how to cut back on caffeine without cutting it out completely, so you can still enjoy the positive benefits of it.
Coffee always has—and likely always will be—my vice of choice.
I shouldn’t even call it a vice. Coffee has actually been noted for an array of health benefits, and talking over coffee or tea is an important social connector.
A small to moderate dose of caffeine can make you feel more alert, energetic, focused, and upbeat. It’s also been shown to help the body perform better during exercise and has been associated with enhanced short-term memory, reduced risk of certain diseases, and improved long-term cognitive function.
Like many good things, however, too much can turn into a bad situation (cue the caffeine jitters and withdrawal headaches), so finding your sweet spot is key.