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(not coffee) is 200 to 400 mg per day. It is to be noted that drinking above 500 mg of caffeine in a day can be fatal. As one teaspoon of coffee contains approximately 50 to 60 mg of caffeine, the per day maximum intake should be 7 to 8 teaspoons of coffee powder.
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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.
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 dopamine and norepinephrine, resulting in an alert, focussed brain after about an hour of intake.
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:
Many of the nutrients in coffee beans make their way into the finished brewed coffee.
A single cup of coffee contains:
Though this may not seem like a big deal, most people enjoy several cups per day — allowing these amounts to quickly add up.
Drinks such as coffee, sodas, energy drinks, tea, and chocolate, all contain caffeine.
People who have anxiety disorders and panic disorders are generally more sensitive to the effects of caffeine. The stimulants in caffeine can mimic and heighten symptoms of anxiety when consumed in large amounts. It can rapidly increase your heartbeat or even make your body feel restless
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