The disadvantages of caffeine that we will never tell you
Caffeine can have desirable effects and there are also many reasons why you have to abandon it.
1) The 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 spoiled or rotten seeds. A single spoiled seed can make your mug toxic.
- If you buy and drink high quality coffee, you do not have to worry.
2) Coffee can kill
- 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, 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 still about caffeine. Your recommended maximum amount of caffeine 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 kind of coffee is right or wrong. The amount of caffeine that is safe for human consumption is written in our DNA.
4) Do not 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 can not stop drinking during pregnancy, at least reduce your coffee intake to one cup a day.
5) If you have high cholesterol, choose a filtered coffee
- Coffee beans contain cafestol and kahweol, two ingredients that appear to increase LDL cholesterol levels.
- Filtering coffee traps for most LDLs, but cafestol and kahweol are found in espresso, Turkish coffee, French press and Scandinavian style “baked coffee”.
- The intake of LDL from a cup of espresso is still so low, that for people with normal cholesterol, will not be in danger.
- There are also some studies in the early stages of diagnosis that have found that cafestol and kahweol can have beneficial anticancer effects, and be good for your liver.
6) Coffee may increase enuresis for children
A survey has reported that caffeine consumption among 5- to 7-year-old children can increase enuresis and bedwetting.
7) Caffeine can cause 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 subject to stress, high blood pressure, often have headaches, have 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 a study, 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 persistent desire or an unsuccessful attempt to limit their consumption. They develop symptoms when they reduce their intake and choose to continue consuming caffeine despite the knowledge that caffeine could cause psychological and physical problems.
- 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 levels of consumption.
9) Caffeine 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 coffees) and data revealed that their blood pressure was high for about 2-3 hours after caffeine.
10) Caffeine 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 heart attacks if they consumed caffeine equivalent to 4 cups of coffee.
11) Caffeine can cause gout attacks
This study showed that people who gorget themselves on caffeinated beverages increase their risk of flare-ups.
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 could 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) Risk of caffeine and 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) Caffeine overdose
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 and pain. Although not a real allergy, many report very negative symptoms after consuming the smallest amounts.
19) Caffeine inhibits the production of collagen in the skin
This effect depends on the dose, but heavy caffeine consumers should be aware.
20) Caffeine interferes with ossification and could increased risk of bone fractures
It depends on the dose, but heavy caffeine users should take note.
21) Caffeine causes stronger cardiac contractions
- A recent study showed that immediately after consuming energy drinks, the heart produced stronger contractions.
- It is unclear if this has long-term health implications, except for those with known health problems.