Coffee Jitters? Here’s the fix.
By Teah Teriele — / Coffee Talk
How to get caffeine out of your system
If you’re someone who tends to indulge a little while on your coffee break, you may have a close relationship with the coffee jitters. Relationship status: It’s complicated. Symptoms include:
- Increased heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
While your relationship is giving you some serious butterflies, the initial honeymoon phase energy jolt is now welcoming you to the caffeine-high. Unfortunately, it’s quickly turning into a love-hate relationship, and you’re ready to come down. But how do you get rid of coffee jitters?
Here are a few ways to get rid of caffeine jitters quickly:
An effective way to get rid of your jitters is to flush out your system with water. Drinking water will decrease the effects of caffeine in a relatively short time. Being dehydrated can sometimes enhance your jitters, so filling up on some good ole’ h2O will only help. Try drinking a glass of water for every cup of coffee you have. You’ll thank me later.
You just crossed the caffeine line, which probably means you can’t sit still. Exercising will help metabolize the caffeine and get all of that unwanted energy you’ve got bottled up, out! Try stretching, taking a brisk walk or going for a quick jog. All of these will improve the mind, body and soul.
3. Wait it out.
Luckily, the effects of caffeine eventually go away on their own. There is always the option to practice breathing techniques while you’re just waiting it out! Typically, you’ll be feeling back to normal within a couple of hours, if you can wait that long.
4. Sip on some herbal tea.
Herbal tea will neutralize the effects of caffeine on the body. With no caffeine, these magical beverages contain some pretty darn good health benefits such as aiding in digestion, protecting cells and easing those nasty colds. Not to mention the therapeutic aspect as being an added benefit, too! Chamomile is a good one to try.
5. Amp up your Vitamin C game.
Fruits high in vitamin C are prime. High caffeine levels in your blood affect vitamin C concentration in your blood, tricking your body into thinking you have a vitamin C deficiency. Chomping on an orange or grapefruit could be your best bet to get some added vitamin C back into your bloodstream.