What Happens to Your Body If You Stop Drinking Coffee?

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Anti-depressant

Caffeine hits our Adenosine receptors, which are responsible for feelings of well being and euphoria. If you are used to drinking it and stop all of a sudden, you can feel a bit down. Try reducing the quantity before you stop completely.

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Stimulant

Caffeine also inhibits the neurotransmitter known as GABA, which is a kind of natural sedative. This is how caffeine's stimulant properties are defined. If you stop drinking coffee, you may feel less accelerated.

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Abstinence

A study by the University of Bristol, in the UK, revealed that the buzz we get after drinking coffee is really a reaction to a lack of caffeine we were feeling before, so really we are just feeding our caffeine addiction.

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Painkiller

Caffeine narrows the blood vessels, fighting pain caused by arterial dilation, such as migraines. So, in the beginning, not drinking coffee may cause more headaches.

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Morphine

Coffee has a similar effect as morphine, reducing anxiety and pain. Not drinking it, can, in some cases, cause more stress.

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Female performance

Another study from the University Of Bristol noted that after drinking coffee, women deal better with stressful situations and work better in groups.

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Stomach pain

Coffee also stimulates the production of gastric acid, which can irritate the stomach and cause pain and discomfort. This is why you may feel better if you change this habit.

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Kidneys

Caffeine also dilates the blood vessels in the kidneys and stimulates urine secretion. It can be a problem for those who drink coffee excessively.

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Hormones

Some say that if you stop drinking coffee, estrogen, the female hormone, will circulate for less time in the blood stream.

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Menstrual cycle

Some people believe that coffee may raise estrogen levels and cause changes in the menstrual cycle. So if you want to be regular, avoiding coffee may help.

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Smaller breasts

The University of Lund, in Sweden, carried out a study that showed how caffeine changes estrogen levels in women, which can cause a reduction in breast size.

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