Many people don’t realize that caffeine is a psychoactive drug, and that it is the most commonly used globally.
More than 60 species of plants contain it with typical sources in the diet coming from coffee, tea, hot chocolate, chocolate bars and energy drinks.
It seems since coffee first started being drank in the 13th century in Arabia; the world has gone crazy for it in all its forms.
This is mainly due to the buzz or energy that caffeine gives to people when they consume it.
But caffeine is rarely thought of as problematic, but as you will see below there are many reasons to reduce your heavy reliance on caffeine as these warning signs, if you have any of them, could be a sign you are addicted to caffeine.
1. Chronic Daily Headaches
A study published in the Dutch journal Nederlands Tijsdschrift voor Geneeskunde found that as little as 100mg of caffeine a day can be enough to cause a chronic headache.
100mg of caffeine is the equivalent of one of the following; a cup of coffee, a dark chocolate bar, 2 cups of tea or 2 tablets of an analgesic-coffee combination preparation.
So those daily, frequent headaches may just be a thing of the past once you take all caffeine out of your diet. How will you ever know if you don’t try?