I definitely limit the amount of coffee I have to usually one cup per day.
Sometimes I will have two but I cannot remember allowing myself more than two per day for many years -no idea why -I must have read it was bad for something once upon a time! And I only drink real coffee -cannot stand instant coffee.
I do not limit tea however, but do not really like tea apart from first thing in the morning -NOW -when I first get up and go to my computer.
When it is warm(hot for everyone else- Summer) only about 5-10 per day of milky sweet hot Nescafe. Thirst quenching & refreshing.
Winter usually has around 10-15 per day, and I am not talking baby cups, I have a real coffee mug. Keeps me all warm and gooey inside.
Maybe it keeps me wired, maybe it is a downer, maybe it keeps me awake till 3-4am and up at 7. I have been off it and only the odd brew with lemon for a few weeks, but still no sleep change.
I can find as many pro's as con's for and against coffee, but my taste buds rule my mouth. Instant only, none of that over priced half cup of acid tasting shop bought machine stuff.
Mind you some of the 3 in 1 mixes I tried while living in Asia with creamer are awesome. Thankfully not all the best ones readily available here as my waist line would hate me even more than it does now.
Good for you, jonaj. I am very much the same. Will avoid it most of the time. It is very unusual for me to have any coffee or tea. Having said that, I have noticed how bizarre it seems to some. But it's a decision I made after the last time I had a coffee, which was a big mistake. My husband made a black coffee before we went off to church. Sitting there made me realise how incredibly jittery it made me feel. I thought I was going to lose my mind.
Great pic, Finy, now I want one of everything! Hahaha. I never limit my tea intake and I would probably only have coffee when out or on a whim. Last night's whim was real live plunger coffee with cream . . . which is crazy as I drink it black!! I blame the cream: I opened the fridge and there it was . . beckoning. It didn't keep me awake either.
I don't limit my intake of either but prefer coffee. We brew our own or have the strongest capsules as my husband us German and likes his coffee strong. I have capuchino when out, no sugar, as I don't like sweet things but have green tea with our weekly visit to our favourite Chinese restaurant. I do drink tea at home when I feel like it but it has to be weak black, no sugar.
I do not drink coffee at all,as I hate the taste.Funnily enough I have coffee trees growing in my garden which produce HEAPS of beans each year,and when I roast them to give away,the aroma through the house is positively DIVINE!!!! I do understand why Real Estate Agents often have a pot of freshly brewed real coffee on the go in their open houses!! It is a very welcoming and wonderful aroma! I drink tea of all types and never limit how much I drink! I even have made my own blends using good quality leaves and other ingredients Try Earl Grey with Lavender and Rose Petals...Mmmmmmm!!!!!!
Yes I do. I have to otherwise I can't get to sleep. Its better to have the coffee in the morning when I'm feeling like its all too hard and then tea later in the evening to help digestion and aid sleep
I limit my daily coffee intake to 1 cup a day and 5 to 6 cups a week. Whenever possible, I avoid drinking coffee over the weekend as this is usually my detox period.
The thing is coffee and tea are not only high in caffeine (and we all know such a substance affects sleeping patterns when taken excessively), but they are also diuretic substances, which can cause frequent urination. If you drink too much of either coffee or tea, your kidneys will have a hard time filtering all the caffeine you've consumed.
We have a pod coffee every morning, after our cereal with a slice of toast. If we are out for the day, we'll buy a latte somewhere. And we'll have a cup of tea for afternoon tea, every day at home with a biscuit, 1/2 a slice of raisin toast, or a crumpet.