Coffee Addiction Is Bad
I love the aroma of coffee, but I cannot take it because I develop palpitation afterward which gives discomfort more than pleasure. I believe many people would have experienced these effects on their system. Coffee is like two edged sword that should be handled with caution.
Coffee is a drink containing caffeine and with a mildly stimulating effect, made from the ground or processed seeds of a tropical tree. Most A.M coffee drinkers don’t realize it, but their morning cups of coffee set their bodies up for a rollercoaster day of highs and lows, only to bottom out at the point of exhaustion. Just a few hours after consumption, when the artificial high dies down, many people my reach for more coffee or something sugary to get another lift, leading to daily fluctuations in energy and alertness, and possibly to eventual chronic adrenal exhaustion. Its consumption can result in physiological and psychological symptoms whenever consumption drops below levels your body has been conditioned to expect
After all, one cannot have too much caffeine without feeling its side effects at least two hours after the intake. It is common knowledge that drinking too much coffee can lead to experiencing the jitters, as well as insomnia. But these two are not the only side effects that you can encounter when having too much caffeine in your system. Caffeine is good because it gives you a popping burst of energy and can keep you on your toes – at least for a couple of hours. That is because caffeine blocks adenosine, which is a chemical in the body that tells it to shut down when tired. However, keeping the adenosine in the body continuously blocked is not something to be desired. After the initial caffeine high, the bad things that caffeine is known for set in.
Caffeine keeps us up because it triggers the fight-or-flight mechanism in our bodies. But after heavy doses of caffeine and after many hours of it being in our system, the fight-or-flight instinct gets reduced to panic attacks. Your hands become shaky, your skin sweaty, and you always expect bad things to happen to you. Caffeine is addictive. Once we get into the habit of getting our caffeine fix, our body begins to crave the boost that we get from it. If we fail to get the dose of caffeine that our body has adapted to, we become irritable, tired, and even depressed. One would think that since coffee is liquid, it can hydrate you. Actually, the caffeine in coffee and any other foodstuffs that has it is linked with dehydration. That is mainly because of caffeine’s diuretic properties.
Women who drink a lot of coffee and eat a lot of chocolates tend to experience pre-menstrual syndrome more acutely than women who do not. The headaches, the bloated feeling and the belly cramps become keener with the added consumption of caffeine. Caffeine wakes up the body, but what it fails to do is to tell the body when to stop moving and simply rest. The body needs rest and when the body does not get it, it can lead not just to physical tiredness, but also emotional fatigue.
Drinking a few cups of coffee per day is considered moderate intake. If you drink 10 or more than 8 cups of coffee each day, you are likely to suffer from a series of side effects. Dehydration, nausea, rapid heartbeat, shaking and difficulty sleeping are just some of the side effects of drinking too much coffee.
If you drink moderate amounts of coffee each day, you will likely not suffer from extreme symptoms. If you have a heart condition, an ulcer or are pregnant, your medical practitioner might recommend that you limit or eliminate coffee from your diet. Also, if you have a pre-existing heart condition, caffeine consumption can cause more damage from heart palpitations and increased heart rate. Blood pressure can increase with caffeine use, so if you already suffer from high blood pressure, be cautious. The caffeine in coffee may also have negative interactions with any medications you may be taking. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure you will not experience any problems.
Caffeine is good for the body, but it is also bad if the intake is too much. Too much is defined as more than 300mg of caffeine every day. In order to measure and monitor the amount of caffeine you are taking in daily and to reduce the negative side effects of caffeine, do some caffeine testing with your food.
Caffeine is a diuretic that stimulates your nervous system. When you drink coffee, the caffeine is quickly absorbed by your body and passes to your brain. Your body doesn’t store the caffeine and eliminate it within hours of drinking coffee. For some people, drinking coffee can help reduce migraine headaches. Caffeine has also been used as a way to relieve drowsiness, low energy or fatigue. A common association with coffee is in relation to its impact on intoxicated people. Coffee does not affect alcohol levels in the body, and therefore, does not speed up recovery from intoxication, contrary to popular belief.
If you have been drinking an excessive amount of coffee each day and want to scale back, the best approach is to start to slowly cut down on the number of cups of coffee you drink each day. Caffeine withdrawal can have its own symptoms. Irritability, headaches and drowsiness are some of the symptoms you might experience if you suddenly cut all caffeine from your diet. You can slowly reduce your intake to moderate levels. Or, if you have been advised by your doctor to completely eliminate caffeine from your diet, you might drink decaffeinated coffee instead, switch to other hot beverages, such as herbal teas, or find more nutritious drinks, such as fresh juices.
If you drink a few cups of coffee a day, the result is harmless. Drinking 10 cups of coffee per day, however, is considered extreme and is a habit that is better avoided. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of excessive coffee drinking, as well as to develop an awareness of the withdrawal symptoms you might experience as you work to reduce your caffeine intake.
On the whole, a few cups of coffee each day will not harm you. Be sure, however, to check with a medical professional if you feel any unusual symptoms. As the old adage says “All things in moderation”. This includes coffee as well.
I want you to send your opinion, for us to have common front on the use of coffee. Till then have a blissful weekend.Share