CAFFEINE & YOUR ADRENAL HEALTH
I'll often hear that you MUST quit coffee and caffeine for adrenal health, #PCOS,
and general hormone health. It's just not that simple. 🍵
Caffeine and coffee, in particular, is SO bio-individual. There are many mixed studies on the topic, so the jury is STILL OUT on how caffeine affects cortisol production and adrenals. 🍵
WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS... How coffee/caffeine affects your:
SLEEP & STRESS. Those are the pillars of health that will directly affect your adrenals, and thus, your hormone health. 🍵
So...know how it affects you. The tricky part? When you're a coffee addict and need it to function... you likely don't even know how it's messing or not messing with you. So removing it and experimenting is the only way to REALLY know. Like... do you get jittery? do you get an upset stomach? does it make you more anxious/stressed? do you suffer from insomnia or winding down for the evening? Hey, perhaps it's more of a dosage thing... maybe 1 cup is great, but 2 or 3 makes you feel bad... ALL IMPORTANT INFO TO TAKE NOTE OF! #knowthyself
*Here are my top tips for caffeine consumption and managing lower stress & quality sleep.*
1️⃣Keep your cup of coffee/tea to 1 cup before noon
2️⃣Opt for organic coffee (less chance of mold and gluten-exposure which could upset your tummy) and if you like decaf, I recommend "swiss water method" decaf which is a safer way of extracting the caffeine. I like @allegrocoffee
the best which you can find at @wholefoods
3️⃣Switch it up! How about some MATCHA which has 1/4th the caffeine that coffee does (and has no jittery/crash feeling, just clean focused energy)? I drink it daily and find I do much better with it vs. my previous beloved coffee. PLUS. THAT. COLOR. I love @piquetea
super clean matcha.
4️⃣Nix the sugar and consider adding fat like coconut milk. Added sugar in the morning day after day, will definitely abuse your adrenals.
5️⃣Sip slowly and MINDFULLY to notice how it feels & ENJOY!