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The caffeine in your coffee goes into the bloodstream and travels to the liver, where it is broken down into various compounds.
It affects the brain by blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine, which otherwise makes us tired or sleepy. It also promotes the neurotransmitters dopami...
Apart from natural sources like seeds, nuts or beans, caffeine is found in espresso, tea, energy drinks, chocolate (and chocolate milk), among other foods.
It is also a part of over-the-counter drugs for cold and pain and in weight loss supplements.
Coffee intake lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke. It tends to increase blood pressure to a small degree in some people.
People who drink coffee in large quantities have a lower risk of type-2 diabetes.
Other benefits of coffee consumption are:
Coffee is addictive and excessive intake can lead to restlessness, anxiety, irregular sleep and heart issues. It can cause headaches, high blood pressure and migraine in some people. It is also advisable to avoid coffee with certain medications.
The recommended maximum dosage of caffeine(n...
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