Track your caffeine with WaterMinder App
Have you heard of a water reminder app that tracks your caffeine too? The WaterMinder app helps you track your water intake and other kinds of liquid intake. It has added the option of tracking caffeine intake and helping you consume it in limited quantities.
When you log a drink, you can also mention how much caffeine was present, whether it was in the form of soda, coffee, tea, or caffeinated sparkling water. After enabling the necessary permissions, caffeine data can also be synced with the Apple Health app.
The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms. Additionally, Siri shortcuts are integrated, allowing you to use Siri to track your water intake. You can set a goal for how much water you consume, and you can customize your iPhone’s home screen with widgets.
Why is it important to monitor your caffeine intake?
Caffeine is the stimulant that makes your brain and nervous system active. Additionally, it promotes the body’s circulation of chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline. Caffeine can be harmful to the body if consumed in high amounts. Monitoring your caffeine intake is important for several reasons:
Effects on health
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system. While most people can safely consume caffeine in moderation, overdosing on the substance can have a number of negative health effects. These symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, insomnia, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety, and headaches. By keeping an eye on your intake, you can ensure that you stay within safe ranges and reduce any potential side effects.
Caffeine is known to interfere with sleep quality. Monitoring your caffeine intake and avoiding it right before bed can help you keep a regular sleep schedule and enhance the quality of your rest in general.
Dependence and tolerance
Consistent caffeine consumption may result in dependence and tolerance. Caffeine’s effects might become familiar to your body, making it necessary to take higher doses to get the same level of stimulation. You can become aware of your caffeine habits by using the WaterMinder app and monitoring them.
Everyone is sensitive to caffeine differently. While some people can tolerate higher doses, others are more sensitive to its stimulating effects. So choose your caffeine intake wisely.
Caffeine can affect your overall well-being and daily functioning. While it can provide a temporary energy boost and enhance alertness, excessive consumption or dependency can lead to jitters, restlessness, and even a crash once the effects wear off. By monitoring your intake with the WaterMinder app, you can maintain a balance that supports your well-being and prevents potential negative effects.
How does WaterMinder help you with caffeine tracking?
The WaterMinder App helps you monitor your caffeine intake and provides personalized insights. It allows users to log their caffeine consumption throughout the day. The users will be able to select the serving size or quantity consumed.
Based on the user’s profile information, the app will calculate a recommended daily caffeine limit. This limit can be customized according to their preferences or health goals. As the user logs their caffeine intake, the app will track the total consumption for the day and display it prominently. The app also offers customization options, such as units of measurement (milligrams or cups), theme preferences, or specific recommendations based on health conditions or dietary restrictions.
Here is a step by step guide on how you can track your caffeine intake in the WaterMinder app-
Enable Caffeine Tracking in WaterMinder app
Step 1- Choose other drinks from settings screen
To track your caffeine intake, you can choose the “Other Drinks” option in the settings screen.
Step 2- Caffeine Tracking Option
Turn on the “Caffeine Tracking” option
Step 3- Give permission to log caffeine content in Apple Health app
Give the permission to the WaterMinder App to track your caffeine values in apple health app
Step 4- Check the caffeine intake limit intake suggested by the app
After the caffeine tracking option is turned on, it will suggest the coffee consumption limit as per USDA dietary guidelines.
Log and Track Caffeine
Enter your coffee intake values
Step 1: Here, click on Other Drinks(Hamburger Menu) button in the home screen
Step 2: Now select the “coffee” option from the “Other Drinks” menu
Step 3: After adding the coffee intake, it will reflect in the history as shown in the screen below
Step 4: You can also log value of caffeine content directly
Create personalized cup with the caffeine content
WaterMinder App gives you an option of creating customized cup as shown in the images below-
Step1: Create a new cup and select the field Caffeine. When you tap on that row, it will show actions for either entering a manual caffeine value or choosing from database sources.
Step 2: When you select the option ‘Choose from source’, it will show the options that contains caffeine content and the standard calculated values as shown in the screen under
Step 3: When you select the “All” option from the “By Category” menu, it will show a wide range of options.
Step 4: For reference, let’s choose 7 eleven brewed coffee. The following screen will appear-
It will ask for confirmation of the caffeine value for the entered cup size.
Step 5: After the confirmation,you will be redirected to the “Add cup” screen and you can create a cup by tapping on the “Add” button.
Log personalized cup from home screen
Once the cup is created, you will see it when you tap on the add button on the home screen. When you select the cup, it will enter the caffeine content according to the selected value for that cup.
After you select the cup, the caffeine intake logs will reflect in the history screen as shown in the screen below-
This is how the WaterMinder app will help you track your coffee intake and adopt healthy drinking habits. It makes this journey exciting by allowing you to customize the cup and choose the drink consumed from a wide range of options available. Our body needs attention and care; we need to be mindful of what we are drinking and its impact on the body. The WaterMinder app helps you cultivate a healthy drinking routine with personalized reminders and exciting features.