The other day, I accidentally skipped my morning cup of coffee but didn't realize until I got a late-morning, dull headache. I remembered the sensation from my caffeine-addicted college days and it set off a red flag in my mind. Researchers agree that a small amount of caffeine (around 300 mg per day) can promote health; moderate caffeine consumption can help sore muscles and improve alertness. On the other hand, excessive caffeine intake has been associated with miscarriages and can cause anxiety, sleeplessness, and even irregular heart rhythms. Since I've recently come clean about my Diet Coke habit, I'm thinking of trying to cut caffeine out completely - at least for a little while. If a lack of morning coffee is causing headaches, I'm curious what else it may be causing. Find out some pros and cons of kissing a daily dose goodbye when you .
- Con: There will be side effects. As with any drug, it takes your body some time to get used to the lack of caffeine. Immediate effects of