For most people, coffee is the ultimate morning drink. This makes them energize and productive. For these same people, coffee might be their chosen beverage to fight drowsiness and keep active.
For instance, there was a joke viral on the internet which says that programmers’ blood is coffee. Many of the programmers were guilty as charged as their lives will never be completed without their boredom zapping drink!
Research on Coffee
Now, there is a controversy regarding the health use of coffee. According to numerous reliable information available, it has both a positive and negative outcome of someone’s health. Food and beverages industries, in fact, fund a huge amount of money to conduct a study regarding caffeine health benefits as well as its side effects.
According to these huge volumes of research, it is full of nutrients that can be multiplied depending on one’s consumption of coffee. It is also packed with antioxidants that can reduce the risk of many diseases. In fact, it even has richer antioxidants than combined fruits and vegetables. But it is also a substance that can mess up with someone’s sleep as well as cause other problems.
The positive effects of coffee are linked to its attribute as a seed. Moreover, seeds are full of a potent collection of the biologically protective and active compound according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Coffee is also undeniably the biggest source of the psychoactive substance called caffeine. Caffeine is present in chocolates, teas, and soft drinks, but coffee is most of its inhabitants. Generally, caffeine increases brain alertness by blocking the function of adenosine—a hormone in your brain. However, this drug has different effects on people. For instance, caffeine can boost short-term general cognitive and brain function. It can also improve exercise performance and metabolism. But the body can be used to this effects if you have an everyday caffeine intake.
Based on some studies, drinking coffee is linked to reducing the risk of having some diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Type 2 diabetes, liver diseases, and mental illness.
The acclaimed negativities of coffee
Coffee lovers will surely groan to this, but our most favorite energizing beverage has acclaimed negative effects. These downsides are only based on conducted observational studies. More evidence is required to claim its proof. However, you might need to know about these facts to be aware and cautious.
The negative notes on coffee vary on an individual as well as the amount of consumption he or she is taking.
There are coffee consumers that are too sensitive to the effect of caffeine. They tend to be overstimulated, disrupting their sleep as well as palpitating their hearts and increasing their blood pressure. People who have these reactions—or related reactions—should, if not lessen, avoid drinking coffee.
Also, regular consumption of coffee tends to make someone addictive to it, and in the long run, tolerant of its hyper effects. The stimulant on these consumers either stops or larger doses of caffeine is needed to take to have the same effect as before. When a person addictive to coffee go without caffeine, he or she will start to become irritable and exhausted, as well have a headache and brain fog that can last for a few days. This is called withdrawal symptoms.
According to an article, one’s dependence on caffeine even got a name as a mental disorder.
Below are more negative effects of coffee that, again, is based on observational studies and need more proof.
Four cups or more can result in death
This is such an extreme example but studies have found excessive consumption of coffee can cause someone to smoke and have a poor fitness causing in a 21% increase in death.
Some people may develop an allergic reaction when consuming coffee
This over-hypersensitivity is not exactly allergies against coffee but many negative symptoms are reported.
Coffee is linked to breast diseases
According to one study, women tend to develop breast tissue cyst when they drink 31 to 250 mg of coffee a day.
If a woman is already in her menopausal period, drinking coffee might make the vasomotor symptoms worse
This is according to a study at The Journal of the North American Menopause Society.
A study shows that caffeine also increases the risk of gout attack.
Caffeine can also cause the same symptoms of insomnia
Once in a person’s system, coffee can lead to depriving sleep away from him or her.
Caffeine is related to the risk of bone fracture
Nevertheless, it is dependent on the dosage a consumer is taking. The coffee lovers should still take note of this.
Caffeine is related to blood pressure problems specifically in raising the blood pressure
This is particularly applied to those who are already suffering from hypertension. Researchers conduct a test in which hypertension patients were given 2 cups of coffees (a total of 250 mg caffeine). The test found out the patients’ blood pressure was relatively increased for about two to three hours after drinking the coffee.
Recovery of an impaired hearing loss will be delayed because of caffeine
There is a study among guinea pigs that shows this result and the same result is believed to exist in human. However, this study requires more research to be proven.
The over-consumption of coffee can cause a headache and it can lead to a migraine
Consumers of coffee tend to develop incontinence or the lack of urinal as well defecate
The youth with mild hypertension have more risk of heart attacks when consuming four cups of coffee according to a study.
Coffee intake in an empty stomach can result in indigestion or upset stomach.
The above is perhaps tell-tale signs of the negative effects of coffee. But if you are experiencing a related symptom, limiting your coffee intake, or totally quitting it might be a good idea. Your too much consumption of coffee may be one of the reasons why the symptoms persist. Consult your doctor for better findings and solution.