Disadvantages of caffeine for pregnant women
Caffeine found in most cafes is one of the most popular stimulants. But it is important to pay more attention to the amount of caffeine ingested during pregnancy. Here are the disadvantages of caffeine during pregnancy.
1) Bad coffee can be toxic
- Poor quality coffee can contain a lot of impurities, which can cause nausea, headaches or a general bad feeling.
- This can happen if your coffee is made from seeds that have been rotted or otherwise ruined. Even one seed can make your mug toxic.
- If you buy and drink high quality coffee, you don’t have to worry.
2) Coffee can kill you
- Yes, if you drink 80-100 cups (23 liters) in a short time. This dose is lethal and equals 10-13 grams of caffeine in your body.
- Before you reach this point, however, you will vomit most of the time because 23 liters of fluid is a lot. Even drinking 23 liters of water can kill you.
3) Coffee can cause insomnia and restlessness
- It’s about caffeine again. The maximum amount of caffeine recommended is 400 milligrams, or about 4 cups of coffee.
- If you are sensitive to caffeine, pay attention to coffee.
- You probably already know how much and what type of coffee is right for you or not. The amount of caffeine safe for human consumption is written into our DNA.
4) Don’t drink more than one cup a day if you are pregnant
- Studies on the effect of coffee on a fetus have been controversial, but one thing is certain: if you drink coffee during pregnancy, caffeine will also reach the fetus, and your baby is very sensitive to caffeine.
- So, if you are a heavy coffee drinker and you are unable to stop drinking during pregnancy, at least reduce your coffee intake to one cup per day.
5) If you have high cholesterol, choose a filtered coffee
- Coffee seeds contain cafestol and kahweol, two ingredients that appear to increase LDL cholesterol levels.
- By filtering coffee, LDL is reduced, but cafestol and kahweol are found in espresso, Turkish coffee, the French press and Scandinavian style “baked coffee”.
- The intake of LDL from a cup of espresso is so low that for people with normal cholesterol levels it is safe.
6) Coffee can increase enuresis in children
A survey has reported that caffeine consumption in children aged 5-7 can increase enuresis (involuntary bedwetting) especially at night.
7) Caffeine can develop hypersensitivity
- Your body should be able to tolerate about 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine a day – which is equivalent to about 2 to 4 cups of brewed coffee – unless you are sensitive to caffeine.
- You may be more sensitive to caffeine if you are stressed, hypertensive; if you often have headaches, irregular heartbeat and stomach ulcers or acid reflux, according to MedlinePlus.com.
- If you are very sensitive to caffeine, one cup of coffee may cause side effects, such as agitation.
8) Addictive properties
In the study, the researchers determined that caffeine drinkers who consumed an average of 357 milligrams of caffeine per day exhibited classic signs and symptoms of drug dependence such as increased caffeine tolerance with frequent use, a desire persistent or an unsuccessful attempt to limit their consumption, manifestation of symptoms when they reduce their consumption and choose to continue to consume caffeine despite the knowledge of the dangers that caffeine could cause on a psychological and physical level.
Common symptoms of caffeine withdrawal – headache, fatigue, irritability, impaired concentration, and depression – have been observed at persistent intakes as low as 100 milligrams per day, but are more common with higher consumption levels.
9) Caffeine consumption can increase blood pressure
- Especially for those who already have hypertension and those who do not normally consume caffeine.
- People with hypertension received 250 mg of caffeine (about 2 cups) and data revealed that their blood pressure was high for about 2-3 hours after caffeine.
10) Increased risk of heart attack in young adults
A study by Dr. Lucio Mos found that young adults diagnosed with mild hypertension were four times more likely to have a heart attack if they consumed caffeine equivalent to 4 cups of coffee.
11) Caffeine can cause gout attacks
A study showed that people who drink too much caffeinated beverages increase their risk of gout.
12) Caffeine can cause indigestion
People who drink caffeinated drinks often report stomach upset or indigestion. This occurs mainly when drinks are consumed on an empty stomach.
13) Caffeine can cause headaches
While occasional doses of caffeine can relieve headache symptoms, caffeine abuse can cause headaches and migraines.
14) Caffeine may reduce fertility in women
A study from the University of Nevada School of Medicine has shown that caffeine can reduce a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant by about 27%.
15) Caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage
In a recent study, men and women who consumed at least two caffeinated drinks a day in the weeks prior to conception slightly increased the risk of miscarriage.
16) Caffeine may not be healthy for type 2 diabetics
A study conducted by the American Diabetes Association has shown that caffeine alters glucose metabolism in people with type 2 diabetes.
17) Overdose of caffeine
Although overdose is rare, it can lead to many undesirable symptoms, including death, especially in people with underlying medical conditions. Some have a lower tolerance to caffeine than others.
18) Caffeine allergies
Some people have hypersensitivity to the caffeine molecule, which causes allergic reactions in the body such as hives (rash of pimples and swollen patches of skin that itches most often) and pain. Although not a real allergy, many report very negative symptoms after consuming small amounts.
19) Caffeine inhibits the production of collagen in the skin
This effect is dose dependent, but heavy caffeine users should be aware of this.
20) Caffeine interferes with ossification and may increased risk of bone fractures
It depends on the dose, but heavy caffeine users should take note.
21) Caffeine causes stronger heart contractions
- A recent study showed that immediately after consuming energy drinks, the heart produced stronger contractions.
- It is unclear that this has long-term health implications, except for those with known health problems.