Millions of people all over the world start their day with a warm cup of coffee. In fact,I know quiet a lot of people who swear by coffee and say it gives them the push to remain active the entire day.But before you continue drinking your favorite beverage,thinking its beneficial for your body,read up some of the negative side effects of your favorite beverage.Caffeine, the major ingredient in coffee can be dangerous to your body.
Now,lets see what happens to our body when we drink coffee.
In about 10 minutes of intake of coffee,caffeine enters your bloodstream which results in increased blood pressure and rise in heart beat rate.
After 20 minutes, you tend to become alert, and your concentration levels improves.In next 30 minutes,the motor neuron in your body becomes more efficient and your athletic ability improves.
After 12 hours, your body starts to get withdrawal symptoms from not consuming any more caffeine.
Here’s 4 Major Reasons Why To Stop Drinking Your Favorite Beverage!
1: Caffeine Can Reduce Your Energy Level Eventually
Yes,you read that right.The Adrenalin glands in your body produce chemicals that makes your brain feel happy, strong and motivated.Caffeine being a stimulant causes your nervous system to run on high thus producing more adrenaline.If your body is able to withstand high levels of caffeine,it is surely a bad symptom as it means that your glands have actually stopped responding to you naturally.After a certain point of time,coffee doesn’t give you any more energy.Our bodies tend to build a tolerance against the energy boost of coffee.So if you are drinking coffee everyday,thinking it is giving you energy,its time to give your body some freedom from stimulants.
2: Caffeine Decreases your Sex Drive
The adrenal glands in our bodies produce hormones like testosterone, that make us feel sexually motivated.Caffeine, a stimulant, so consuming larger quantities can aggravate anxiety, which can reduce the desire for sex.Caffeine in coffee increases blood sugar level, which has a direct impact on your Adrenalin glands as it produces less testosterone,thereby dampening your sex life.
3: Coffee can cause Malnutrition
Caffeine reduces body’s ability to absorb vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, etc.Drinking too much caffeine can actually cause your body to be unable to take in some of the very valuable ingredients you are feeding it.Caffeine interferes in iron absorption by the body, such as the tannin and polyphenols found in tea and the chlorogenic acid found in coffee.Caffeine depletes the body of B vitamins, which you need for proper brain and nervous system functioning and for converting food to energy, says Michael Murray, N.D., a naturopathic physician in Seattle.
4: Caffeine Can Cause Obesity
Your adrenal glands works in connection with your thyroid glands, which majorly takes care of our metabolism. If thyroid gland functions slowly, you will have a slower metabolism rate, which will make you prone to gaining easily.By drinking too much coffee, you’re intentionally slowing down your metabolism. So if weight is an issue for you, try to eliminate or reduce intake of coffee.It might be an easy first step to losing the unwanted fat.
According to the Huffington Post, low intake of caffeine does not have major health effects. Limit your coffee intake to 200 milligrams per day, or about 2 cups of coffee. If you exceed,you may experience symptoms of insomnia, nervousness, irritability, digestive problems, fast heartbeat and muscle tremors.