Any Type of Addiction, Including Coffee Addiction, is Harmful

A hot cup of ‘Joe’

When you wake up, you need a drink to get refreshed from the morning laziness. Some people start their day with tea and some with coffee.

Tea consists of nicotine, while coffee’s primary substance is caffeine. Both substances are stimulators. The brewing of coffee takes place after the beans are roasted at optimum conditions. Tropical Africa (Ethiopia and Sudan) is the origin of coffee.

Equatorial regions were best to grow coffee bean plants which is why initially they were grown in such regions of the continent; however, once different qualities of the beans came into the picture, it began to be cultivated all over the world.

There are so many brews of coffee all around the world that it is almost difficult to count specifically how many there are.

Some famously known coffees are espresso, French press, caffe latte, and cappuccino. Apart from the taste, the interesting part of coffee is the chemical in it which is known as caffeine. This is the major reason why coffee lovers enjoy coffee addiction and this exquisite drink is loved by people around the globe.

Benefits of Coffee

Get energized

A healthy adult consumes about 2-3 cup of coffee daily, as it produces long-term effects on the adults, in a good way. It reduces the risk of some diseases like heart stroke, liver disease, anti-aging as it contains an antioxidant.

Negative Impacts of Coffee Addiction

Insomnia due to coffee addiction

As we know, everything has its negative sides, too. Over intake of caffeine also has some bad effects. If you have a coffee addiction than you should know these points.

  1. Coffee addiction, known as over excessive coffee consumption, can result in chemical changes in your brain. Initially, you may feel focused and alert; however, if you consume more than the recommended amount of caffeine, you can feel confused, irritated, and dizzy.
  2. If you are a regular coffee drinker and one time, you’ve happened to skip your coffee, you will feel a slight headache, called “coffee headache”. The reason for this is because you momentarily stopped your daily consumption of caffeine. Daily caffeine consumption produces changes in cerebral blood flow; in other words, caffeine slows blood flow to your brain.
  3. Anxiety and nervousness: If you drink three cups of coffee a day, then it is good for you; but, if you take more than 3-4 cups, you are considered addictive. After a long-term intake of caffeine, if you want to reduce the consumption you will feel nervous, anxious, edgy, and jittery, as coffee creates stress in the body (via adrenaline) producing these coffee symptoms.
  4. Elevated urinary excretion: Critical minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium being excreted has been a result of addictive coffee drinkers. An unstable electrolyte state can lead to major systemic problems.

Processed mainly through the liver, it takes about five to seven hours to eliminate the caffeine effect from the body. After eight to ten hours, 75% of the caffeine is gone, but consuming caffeine later in the day ( especially before going to bed) can interfere with sleep. Sensitive people can experience other effects alongside insomnia, such as acidity and nervousness.

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