Need your morning coffee? You’re not alone. For some of us, it is a habit or part of our day. For others, it is pretty much a way of life. What would a morning be without my warm savory coffee?
Some detox plans will tell you to completely remove all forms of caffeine in an effort to give your liver a break, as caffeine is broken down by the liver. Well, if you can’t go without your daily cup of Joe, don’t fret.
Just be sure that you increase your water intake to make up for it. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking 75 ounces of water daily. If you drink 2 cups of coffee (about 16 ounces), you will be doing your body a favor if you increase your water intake by the same amount of caffeinated beverage you consumed. So, up your water to 91 ounces, and try not to over-do the coffee while you’re detoxing!
You can also try Chicory Coffee. Chicory coffee is a beverage made using the roots of the chicory plant, which are roasted, ground and brewed into a coffee-like drink.
Coffee and Tea–not just the caffeine–protects against diseases of aging. As we age, our bodies become less effective at managing inflammation, but drinking coffee and tea can help.
Remember, we are not always about overhauling our entire lives – we are just making Little Choices that Matter.