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Monday, December 22, 2008

Caffeine Blues

I have been drinking too much tea lately. Because I discovered the health benefits of black tea recently (see my posts in this blog) I started drinking up to two cups per day, and I usually make them with two teabags each. In addition I would have two to four cups of green and white tea (each with two teabags each). As a result I overloaded on caffeine. In fact I woke up after four days of this with a terrific hangover. But it was a caffeine hangover. If you've ever experienced one, it's like having a terrible lethargy and being dull and listless. I stopped drinking tea. I need to find some way to get the health benefits without the caffeine. If you've ever experienced caffeine withdrawal symptoms, please tell me about them in the comments.

References
  1. Cherniske, Stephen. Caffeine blues: wake up to the hidden dangers of America’s #1 drug. New York : Warner Books, 1998.
  2. "Coffee: How Bad is it Really?" Dr. Joseph Mercola with Rachael Droege. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/12/10/coffee-part-two.aspx (Accessed Dec. 21, 2008.)

2 comments:

[mr joan croft] said...

My fiance had to go through these withdrawals when he stopped drinking soda. He had splitting headaches for a few days and was just entirely lethargic. He has a balance now; drinks more water, has morning coffee, and that's about it :).
Dropping the habit was good for his teeth too.

Marilyn Christian said...

Wow, even soda has caffeine. I forgot about that! Thanks for your comment.