The positive effects of caffeine have been previously talked about. Now, we’re going to compare them with the negative effects.
The harmful effects of caffeine are actually harder to find information on than the reported positive ones.
What negative effects can caffeine cause? Here, we will find out.
Caffeine dehydrates the body. Caffeine intake results in a boost in urination. Therefore, it may cause us to flush out more water. It may sap a person’s energy level and decrease functionality of organs.
Caffeine consumption may raise blood pressure. Studies have proven that caffeine can cause a short, but dramatic increase in your blood pressure, even if you don’t have high blood pressure. Caffeine is most dangerous for those who already have hypertension.
Caffeine may cause ulcers, IBS and acidity. Caffeine contains a variety of acids that can irritate your stomach and the lining of your small intestine. Caffeine seems to fuel acid secretion in the stomach, which can heighten these conditions.
Caffeine may damage your kidneys. Those who intake too much caffeine, such as heavy coffee drinkers, may have trouble getting enough minerals in their diet, even if they eat mineral rich foods or take supplements. This is because of how caffeine affects iron absorption in the stomach and mainly your kidneys’ capability to keep hold of calcium, zinc, magnesium and other important minerals.
Caffeine increases stress and tension. We often say we need to drink something with caffeine, like energy drinks, to give us liveliness. But for many of us, caffeine makes it difficult to relax. Turning on the stress hormones with a cup of coffee when you’re eating also interferes with the digestive process, and your mood and your digestive system are astoundingly interconnected.
Those are its negative effects. Fair enough, some people enjoy their coffee and apparently have no health issues with drinking it.
Some of the side effects that can take place with caffeine may not need medical attention, yet it may have some life-long effects. Despite some potential benefits, excessive coffee intake may be giving us some very negative effects on our health in the here and now.
If you are feeling these symptoms and you think it’s because of caffeine, you may want to consult your doctor.
To conclude, the secret to caffeine consumption is moderation and awareness.
Don’t say you weren’t warned!