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(Original post by Jiser)
I use to drink between 7-10 cups of green tea/ tea/ coffee every day during my placement. Some days would go for a swift pint after work. Some nights though I would just get home and fall asleep.

I did a week of no caffine and I felt really ill, tired, then gradually I felt alot better, alot more refreshed.

I say keep it though as coffee is lush In fact iam gonna go get one now
10 cups ! :eek:
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Yay coffee - just brewing some Australian Skybury .

In moderation, it's fine. In fact, coffee is a rich source of antioxidants which help prevent cancer. So much so, that a recent American study indicated that in some people's poor, low-vegetable diets, coffee is their largest source of antioxidants .
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Does it make that much of a difference to give up caffeine?

I don't think i could give up my diet coke.
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6 cups so far today, I have about 10-15 a day on weekends & about 8-9 on weekdays.
And you know what? I love coffee, and feel no need to stop drinking it.
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(Original post by The Stig)
Like most things, completely cutting something out can't be good.

Errr, that premise only applies to things that are good for you...
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As with quitting any physiologically-addicting substance (and especially so one to which the body has acquired a tolerance), you're liable to feel worse in some respects before you start to feel better.
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Errr, that premise only applies to things that are good for you...
Doesn't the premise that 'coffee is bad' itself apply only for abnormal levels of consumption?

Heck, even water in sufficient quantities can kill you.
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I couldn't tell the difference :/
Same. Never felt anything off caffeine, pro plus either Major disappointment!
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I go in phases, but its Red Bull and Coke which do it for me.

When its revision/deadline time or working long harvest days in the summer I get through cans and cans of caffinated stuff. Normally I have a couple of cokes a day. Sometimes I go for a week without it to try and get rid of some of my tolerance! It usually works a bit.
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People who rarely have caffiene don't feel the effects of it. People who have it all the time will start relying on it to make them feel awake etc. So if you get into the habit of drinking it continuously, you will need to rely on it. So yes, it is good to cut it out completely. I did it in October with fizzy drinks, but recently started having 1 a day again during the Xmas period. Will need to cut it out again soon.
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I suffer from severe insomnia and i can tell you that cutting caffeine out of my diet completely made absolutely no difference, it really isn't that strong
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(Original post by AntiLearner)
People who rarely have caffiene don't feel the effects of it.
Actually, it's the opposite of that. Caffeine only improves concentration in people who rarely have caffeine.

People who have it all the time will start relying on it to make them feel awake etc.
Yes. What happens is that the brain adapts to the caffeine so that it is required for the brain to perform normally. Caffeine binds to adenosine receptors, so the brain's response to persistent use is to increase the number of adenosine receptors. People who quit caffeine cold turkey have lower concentration levels than people who don't take it in at all, because they have more adenosine receptors but proportionally fewer are being activated in the absence of caffeine. It takes a few days for tolerance to form, as the receptor count increases. Similarly, it takes a few days to lose tolerance as the receptor count decreases.

So the only way to get any benefit from it is to only consume caffeine occasionally, avoiding an increase in receptor count. Routine caffeine drinkers who find it 'wakes them up' are merely staving off withdrawal by reactivating their adenosine receptors - they're no more awake than they would be if they'd never drunk caffeine.

However, there is a silver lining. There's an inverse relationship between long-term caffeine consumption and suicide risk, hurrah .
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I don't know. I hardly ever consume it. I don't like coke, coffee, tea, energy drinks. And I'm fine.

I know people who need like 3 cups of coffee in the morning before they function and I'm like whhhhy. lol!
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I am like Jillie Boe - I have never tasted tea or coffee, never had red bull or red square or any of those things and only drink a can of diet coke when I meet up with a certain friend for lunch which is once/twice a month max. I don't like hot drinks so have difficulty working out how people can drink 7-10 of them a day!
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(Original post by Laursy)
for the last week ive not been comsuming any caffeine filled drinks etc, and all i have drank is herbal tea!
I think that's better for your health.

(Original post by Laursy)
is it healthy to cut caffeine out of my life completely? or do we need that quick boost now and then to keep us awake!!
You get withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking caffein, but will be all right eventually. You may try decafe stuff if you miss taste of coffee or tea, but want to cut down the amount of caffein you take per day.

(Original post by Laursy)
am i being ridiuclus and a freaky health obsessive!
No. I think you're being wise.
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/condi...age/index.html
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I could never go Caffeine free, you are braver than me! lol
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