I expect removing coffee from my drinks will have a positive effect on my overall health in the long run, particularly for the cardiovascular system.
But what changes did I notice so far?
Caffeine consumption decreased (about 80%)
While I still consume caffeine in the form of green and black teas, my caffeine consumption went down drastically.
According to a report from the Mayo Clinic, black tea has about one third of the caffeine content of brewed coffee, green tea about one fourth or fifth. All the other teas I drank over the time don’t have any caffeine in them.
The numbers can only be used as a rough guide, given that roast and brewing temperature, time, and amount of coffee powder and whatnot all influence how strong a coffee ends up. Still, I roughly decreased my caffeine intake from about 5–6 large mugs of coffee (~600mg) to about one black tea and maybe three mugs of green tea per day (~125mg caffeine).
While it was never the goal to quit caffeine altogether, it was clear that this would happen and that it will probably have a positive long time effect on my health.