How excess caffeine affects your body and your health


I don’t know about you, but lately, I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee. I have a lot of homework and projects to do in a very short time, so I need something to keep me energized all day. Dr Esteban Kosak, medical advisor and physician claims that “Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, making you feel more awake and alert”. No wonder many of us have become addicted to it. But, in addition to these advantages, there are also many disadvantages that we probably do not realize when we think of having another cup of coffee. If you want to know how excess caffeine affects your body, read on.

It is recommended to consume less than 400 milligrams of caffeine per day. Certainly, every body responds differently to caffeine. The coffee consumption that each person should have is based on the medications that each one takes, metabolism and food. Here’s a look at what happens to your body if you drink too much caffeine:

You experience sleep issues

Caffeine helps us to be full of energy during the day but energized is not exactly how we want to feel when we are going to bed each night.  A 2013 study showed that if we drink coffee six hours before bedtime, we will fall asleep twice as hard. Therefore, if you consume excess caffeine, you can experience insomnia.

Heart palpitations

Have you ever felt your heart beat very fast during the day? It’s not because you saw someone you love, it’s from our friend – coffee. Caffeine release compounds like adrenaline and that can increase your heart rate. Of course, this differs from person to person, so if you know you have heart problems, you should consult a doctor about these palpitations.

Your skin begins to prematurely age

Everyone wants a skin without imperfections, shiny and with a healthy appearance. Believe it or not, giving up coffee can help you get the results you want. As soon as you start to drink coffee, the skin collagen will shrink. When you have less collagen, you get more wrinkles. Of course, these things are to be expected as we get older, but excess coffee can speed up this process.

Frequent bathroom breaks

If you drink more cups of coffee a day, you are likely to make many trips to the bathroom. Caffeine has been shown to increase urine production. Also, caffeine makes muscles in the bladder contract more often.

Funky breath

Probably the reason you have bad breath is coffee. Caffeine slows down the production of saliva and so your mouth dries. Also, the milk in the coffee can contribute to the problem.

Should we stop drinking coffee? Everything should be in moderation so that we do not encounter problems of this kind.


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