Howmany of you consider themselves caffeine addicts? How much coffee doyou consume in a day? Do you drink one cup or more? What about thecaffeinated sodas? Caffeine has currently become pervasive in oursocieties, and after each and every year, we make out how differentstudies show its good and bad effects on humans health.
Today,I would like to give some of the realities or facts about caffeine aswell as its effects on our body organs. I cannot cause all of you toalter your consumption of coffee however, at least you will beappropriately informed about what you are placing in your body. Iwill also address the positive or beneficial impacts of caffeine, theadverse effects, and finally the things to consider to be on thesafer level of caffeine consumption.
First,I will begin with its benefits. Caffeine which is obtained from theseeds, fruits, and leaves of about sixty-three different plants, iswell known as a stimulant. It can stimulate the hair growth on bothbalding women and men. According to Del Rio, Daniele, et al. Caffeinehelps in keeping people alert especially while driving. This can bevery beneficial to individuals who are driving long distances as wellas people who do tedious work to earn a living. Mentioning this as ahealth benefit might be stretching it, although remaining awake whendriving a vehicle can contribute to someone’s well-being.
Caffeineis also said by many medical doctors to contain certain antioxidants,which have the qualities of preventing cancer and aids those withasthma. A study published in the United States National Library ofMedicine showed that caffeine appears to open the airways and assistsasthmatics to breathe easily. A study also concluded that caffeinereduces the risk of kidney stone, for example, those persons whoconsumed caffeine from any given source had lesser kidney formationcompared to those individuals who did not consume the item.
Itis important for you to note that caffeine may also prevent weightgain, ringing in the ears in women, a condition known as tinnitus.Remarkably, caffeine consuming men have come to show an increasedvolume of semen and less DNA sperm fragmentation than thenon-consuming males (Del Rio, Daniele, et al., 2013). People whoconsume caffeine are likely to have a less risk of committingsuicide, and their risk of liver fibrosis also reduces.
Onthe other hand, adverse impacts of caffeine are significantlydependent on the amount someone consumes. When consumed in minusculequantity, for example, when you take one cup of soda or coffee,caffeine is likely to increase your heart rate (Hodgson et al.,2013). This may cause the consumer to urinate more causingdehydration and may prompt the digestive system to release more acid.
Accordingto Hodgson et al., 2013, massive amounts, caffeine may cause you tofeel restless, have a headache, nervous, and be unable to sleep. Again it can lead to hallucinations when consumed in largequantities. When greater amounts of caffeine are ingested over a longduration, for instance, over 650 mg per day, it can lead to sleepingmenace, digestion issues, and even depression. Having caffeine in adiet cannot be of any benefit to someone’s health, conversely bythe similar token, moderate or reasonable consumption is neverconsidered harmful or toxic to the body (Del Rio, Daniele, et al.,2013). It is said that having up to three ounces of coffee in a dayor about 255 mg of coffee is considered moderate or an averageconsumption. However, ten mugs a day is deemed to be an excessive use(Hodgson et al., 2013). Notably, the amount of coffee per cup mayvary significantly depending on the kind of beans used and forte ofthe brew. Most of the sodas with caffeine contain about 36 mg ofcaffeine per eight-ounces, meaning that you don’t have to worry orelse you are consuming several liters per day.
Thecaffeine found in coffee can interfere with the GABA metabolism.Gamma-aminobutyric acid is one of the neurotransmitters which areinvolved in the regulation of stress and mood levels. It should aswell have a soothing effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Anybody’smood and his or her digestive system are astoundingly interrelated.Inopportunely, when someone drinks too much coffee, the higher levelof caffeine in it may negatively affect the body. According toHodgson et al., 2013, the effect of caffeine on someone’s bodydepends on several factors such as body weight, mood, personalsensitivity to coffee, and someone’s general health.
Inconclusion, caffeine can have both negative and positive effects onthe health of the consumer and well-being. Nonetheless, the bottomline states that when you drink coffee in moderation, then you do nothave to worry about its adverse effects because you are safe. So thesubsequent time you are conjecturing whether or not you ought to havethe second cup of coffee so as to perk you up, you need to relaxbecause now you at least know the consequences. Otherwise, thank youvery much for paying attention and listening and may the Almighty Godbless you all.
DelRio, Daniele, et al. "Dietary (poly) phenolics in human health:structures, bioavailability, and evidence of protective effectsagainst chronic diseases." Antioxidants& redox signaling 18.14(2013): 1818-1892.
Hodgson,Adrian B., Rebecca K. Randell, and Asker E. Jeukendrup. "Themetabolic and performance effects of caffeine compared to coffeeduring endurance exercise." PLoSOne 8.4(2013): e59561.