I have been drinking coffee for a long time and had been a point of time where I drink at least 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day. It may not sound a lot of coffee for some of you, but to me that is my limit. Anything more, its side effects will start to kick in.
5 not so pleasant effects of coffee
Here are 5 of the not so pleasant effect of coffee that you may want to know before you get drunk in coffee
1. Bed-wetting for kids
Running out of bed sheets for your kids because, they are bed-wetting every night? Maybe it will be a great idea to ask them stop drinking coffee. Caffeine consumption for kids may cause increase incidence of bed-wetting.
2. Bad coffee can be toxic
Coffee make from beans that have been over ripen or ruined can cause sickness, headache or general discomfort
3. May Cause Heartburn Problem
Personally I had experienced heart burn before due to drinking too much coffee. Acid re-flux and heartburn can be the cause due to coffee’s ability to relax a small muscle which should be tightly closed after you have eaten called the lower esophageal sphincter. It helps preventing the contents of our stomach from coming back into the esophagus causing burn to the dedicated esophagus lining by hydrochloric acid we used to digest our food.
4. Coffee may cause high cholesterol
Coffee beans contain cafestol and kahweol which are compounds that may cause the raise of LDL cholesterol level. If you have high cholesterol level try to avoid drinking too much coffee. Or if you are like me a coffee addict, you can always try drinking filtered coffee. Although it will not totally eliminate all of the compounds that may cause the raise of LDL cholesterol level, it will be able to reduce the level significantly.
5. Can cause insomnia and restlessness
Recommended amount of daily caffeine intake is around 400 mg which is roughly 4 cups of coffee. It may varies from person to person, different person have different susceptibility to caffeine. Some are highly sensitive some are less but generally long period of consuming coffee may makes you less susceptible to the effects of caffeine.
Something to take note of:
Avoid coffee if you are pregnant.
If you are pregnant try to avoid or at most limited to one cup of coffee. Studies on caffein’s effect on fetus have been controversial, but one thing for sure. Whatever you eat or drink, it will reach your fetus too, and same goes for caffeine. Babies are highly sensitive to caffeine, that’s why coffee or any caffeine containing beverage are always not suitable for children and some may consider it as an adult drink. If you can’t live a day without coffee, at least you can try to reduce the intake of coffee.
Coffee may provide tones of health benefits, but drinking moderate and knowing your own health condition is most important in ensuring that you are keeping you and your family healthy. If you are pregnant or having high cholesterol you may want to avoid drinking coffee or experiment on some other beverage, maybe you will find your next favorite healthy drink. Fruit juice maybe a great place to start.