There are so many health reasons to give up coffee, but today we’re going to simply appeal to your vanity.
Coffee makes you fat
From The Decaf Diet – Is Caffeine Making You Fat – by Eugene Wells.
Caffeine contributes to overeating and slows metabolism in a number of different ways. In this article, I will focus on caffeine’s impact on our stress levels, which causes an increase in hunger, muscle breakdown, and a relocation of fat stores to the body’s center. More precisely, caffeine raises our cortisol levels, and cortisol is one of the body’s chief stress hormones. With regular caffeine use, our cortisol levels become chronically elevated, making weight loss and the maintenance of a lean physique difficult.
First, elevated cortisol levels promote appetite, contributing to overeating. Second, elevated cortisol levels also lead to muscle breakdown, reducing our fat-burning muscle mass. Finally, elevated cortisol levels make our bodies prefer to store central and visceral fat, contributing to the “pot belly” look. By stimulating cortisol and its fat-promoting effects, caffeine contributes to positive energy balance and makes weight loss more difficult.
Coffee makes you wrinkled
Coffee is a diuretic, which means that the chemicals within coffee expel excess fluids by overproducing urine. In some cases, diuretics are a necessity, such as for sufferers of oedema who due to fluid retention are bloated and in need of relief. But in the everyday person an abundance of urine can equal dehydration. Dehydration is the largest cause of skin dryness, and without sufficient moisture the skin cells become flaky and inflamed. Adding water to the surface will not rehydrate the skin enough, nor will lathering the skin in the best hydrating creams on the market. Only drinking more water will the fix skin problems brought on by caffeine-induced internal dehydration.
From Cynthia Pasquella
If that wasn’t enough, caffeine also interferes with the absorption of the beauty mineral magnesium. Magnesium is like the fountain of youth for skin because it helps to stabilize DNA and RNA. But, when you consume caffeine, your absorption of this amazing nutrient is greatly depleted.
People won’t believe this, they’ll find some other article that supports their drug habit.. like the endless ones on it being an antioxidant and boosting fat loss. I’ve found I look 5 years younger without it, my skin becomes smooth and hydrated, on my face especially, and those annoying bumps go away and the colour comes back to my skin. The podgey tummy look disappears too, as does cellulite, and the skin becomes warm instead of cool to touch because of the increased circulation. Dark circles under eyes are minimised too..
I’ve never been interested in either caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. I’m 42 and look mid-late 20’s, with barely a mark resembling a wrinkle on my face. When people ask my ‘secret’, I tell them, ‘Dump caffeine and alcohol’. Both dehydrate badly and didn’t I hear something about damage occurring to collagen, which is the support for the skin?
Caffeinated drinks and lots of sugar are bad news if you wish to keep your looks once you get past 30.
I decided to give up coffee about two months ago, because I was just constantly feeling sick after drinking coffee. I had only been drinking 1 cup in the morning most of the time. I feel a lot better now, but I’ve also noticed that I’ve lost a lot of body fat since then. I just cannot believe how this has happened. I drink Rooibos tea now with 2 sugars and full cream milk, about 4 cups a day. So I know it’s not the lack of sugar and milk that’s causing this change. I’ve also noticed that my eyes are not as sensitive to light as it used to be. Before I wouldn’t have been able to drive without my sunglasses even on a cloudy day. I don’t even reach for my sunglasses anymore. Anyways, I don’t know if these are unrelated or not, but I just thought I’d mention it.