Tea, coffee, sugar and alcohol give us immediate bursts of energy – but this energy does not last long, and if anything, can leave us feeling flat and more lacking in energy than we did before.
Coffee, tea and sugar stimulate the adrenal gland, causing the liver to release a burst of sugar into the bloodstream. This (dangerously) raises the blood’s sugar levels. An excess of insulin is then shot into the bloodstream, causing a sudden lowering of the blood sugar to levels that are below normal. The pancreas, liver and adrenal glands then come under stress, and the body’s energy levels are substantially lowered.
Even your emotional stability is negatively affected.
Alcohol is a concentrated form of carbohydrate and produces the same effect as sugar. Alcohol drains the body of vital magnesium – a mineral essential for energy.