How To Remain Alert With Very Little Caffeine!

I was in the elevator the other day with a co-worker (Carmela Quirino), and we were discussing that she has to limit her caffeine intake due to hyper-acidity. She has been doing her best to keep off coffee for a few days now, but she says that she feels she needs coffee to stay alert. I have at least 4 cups a day, but noticed that I tend to be hyper-acidic too and jittery.  I have cut down on the stuff, but believe me it’s not that easy.

You will feel a decrease in energy as you lower you caffeine intake. According to Wikipedia – In humans, caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, having the effect of temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. Beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, and energy drinks, enjoy great popularity. Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance, but, unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all jurisdictions. In North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine daily.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists caffeine as a “multiple purpose generally recognized as safe food substance”. Caffeine has diuretic properties, at least when administered in sufficient doses to subjects that do not have a tolerance for it. Regular users, however, develop a strong tolerance to this effect, and studies have generally failed to support the common notion that ordinary consumption of caffeinated beverages contributes significantly to dehydration.

Here are some tips that i hope will help you stay alert with little caffeine.

1.  Sleep for at least 8 hours each night.

2.  Take your vitamins C and B Complex.

3.  Eat a nutritious and balanced diet.

4.  Exercise regularly.

5.  Take a power nap when needed.

I cannot have a day without at least 1 cup of coffee, but I do try to limit it now. I also try to follow the list above, and so far it has been helping me. If you have any more tips, we would be happy to hear about them.