Did you know more than 64 percent of Americans drink at least ONE cup of coffee every single day?! Are you one of those people that thrive on morning coffee? 🙋🏼
Well, if you struggle with anxiety you may be happy to hear this news. Caffeine helps the brain release a feel good chemical aka dopamine into the part of the brain that regulates your mood. It also helps to store that dopamine into the part of the brain that regulates anxiety!
According to Caleb Backe, a health and wellness expert for Maple Holistic's, dopamine is low in people who have anxiety and or depression. So, since caffeine raises dopamine it will positively affect their mood and make them feel less anxious!
On the flip side caffeine can negatively impact people with anxiety, making them more anxious. It's all about moderation! Too much caffeine will make your anxious jitters worse.
If even one cup of coffee is too much for you try green tea! It has so many amazing health benefits and contains less caffeine than a cup of coffee! Remember everyone responds differently to caffeine. It's all about finding what works for you!