You know the saying “Too much of everything is bad”
Despite the amazing health benefits of drinking coffee, there’s a controversial disadvantage of it that would make you reconsider.
Due mostly to the caffeine it contains, coffee has a stimulating effect on people. It is the most consumed hot beverage worldwide. However, an indiscriminately high consumption of it has dangerous side effects.
Coffee comes with a burst of energy due to its caffeine effect that restricts the adenosine hormone which makes you feel tired.
Research found that a high consumption of caffeine within a short time for a prolonged period can result to having rhabdomyolysis.
3. High Blood Pressure
Due to coffee’s effect of stimulating the nervous system for alertness, it is shown to spike the blood pressure when taken in high amount.
This is very dangerous because a spike in blood pressure can result to heart attack and stroke which will eventually damage arteries and restrict the flow of blood to your heart and brain.
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4. Disrupts The Hormones
Consumption of coffee can disrupt the normal production of hormones like Oestrogen in women. It results to a burst of oestrogen level in the body which poses lots of health challenges like ovarian cancer, endometriosis, breast cancer, dysmenorrhea and may even worse menopausal symptoms.
Coffee tends to interfere with your sleeping time which is really dangerous for the health. Effect of lack of sleep include; increased amount of stress which results to breakouts and inability of the body to repair itself, heart attack, depression, irregular heartbeat, obesity and other serious health problems.
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6. Hinders Nutrients Use
Caffeine present in coffee reduces the rate of nutrients use in the body. This is due to a substance known as tannins which stops the absorption the B vitamins, calcium, iron and other nutrients.
The bowels are stimulated by the laxative effects of coffee. Especially heavy coffee intakes can result in loose stools or diarrhea.
Caffeine can also worsen gastroesophageal reflux disease- relaxation of the muscle that keeps stomach contents from moving up into the throat.
Little study shows that coffee is believed to cause stomach ulcer.
Other disadvantages of taking coffee includes fast palpitation which can result to anxiety or fright, decayed tooth, frequent urination, headaches, fatigue etc.