Coffee. It’s one of those things…you either love it or hate it.
Regardless, it remains one of the top sources of caffeine consumed in Australia with up to 50% coming from coffee products.
There’s no doubt we have a strong coffee culture here and for most, including myself, it can be challenging to opt out once you’ve created the habit of having one every day (or every few days)!
For some it can be the most joyous experience but unfortunately for most it can set off a cascade of events within the body. Increased heart rate, increased cortisol levels (stress hormone) which can lead to adrenal fatigue, digestive issues, energy slumps and mood disorders.
I have to admit I’ve been very on an off with drinking it this pregnancy, unlike my first where I was able to cut it out almost completely. Maaaybe it has something to do with running around after a toddler these days!? Despite opting for half strength, almond milk lattes, I know that my body is better off without it altogether. This was evident after I ditched it successfully for a few months a few years ago.
Then I had a baby.