“ Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic each year, but only 6.5 percent of it is recycled and 7.7 percent is combusted in waste-to-energy facilities, which create electricity or heat from garbage. The rest ends up in landfills where it may take up to 1,000 years to decompose. .” – State of The Planet.
There’s no fighting it: Coffee and tea can stain teeth. This is due to the high level of tannins found in these drinks, which cause buildup and discolored tooth enamel. The acidity in caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda can also lead to enamel wear and decay.
Fast forward about six months after I moved to New York City, where people hold coffee cups like fashion accessories when they walk the streets. No matter how much caffeine I consumed, I always felt tired and even started resorting to energy drinks just to give me a jolt. When I started developing hormonal issues and problems with my period, I knew something wasn’t right with my body. I started taking adaptogens, thinking they would counter some of the effects of stress and caffeine, but I didn’t feel much different. Then, my doctor suggested I run some tests, and it turned out that I had a vitamin D deficiency and possibly polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I also suspected that I had adrenal fatigue, but the possibility of having PCOS alone was enough to make me reconsider my habits.
For many of us, our day doesn’t officially start until we have that first gulp – or oversized mug – of coffee. And while drinking within the recommended daily intake (400 mg, or approximately two cups) shouldn’t cause any adverse health effects, there are benefits to skipping it altogether.
Since collagen has a direct effect on the skin, body, and nails, not sipping that morning cup of coffee could mean less wrinkles for you.
7. Save yourself some dough.
14. Caffeine Will Work Again.