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Negatives Of Too Much Caffeine

Caffeine Consumption Timing

The bad side of too much coffee.

Drinking coffee or any caffeinated beverages are okay in moderation. Coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. The caffeine stimulant is naturally occurring in coffee and teas, but not in energy drinks or sodas.

Most research indicates that 400 mg per day is the acceptable limit and anything over that is just too much caffeine for the body which can produce some temporary side effects until the caffeine wears off or metabolizes. Some of the adverse side effects of too much caffeine are anxiety, heart palpitations, restlessness, inability to go to sleep or sleep interruptions because not in a deep sleep and keep waking up. The other negative side affects of over indulging on caffeine in a cup of coffee include rapid breathing, increased stress levels, and the shakes or aka tremors.

High amounts of caffeine can be dangerous, so do keep that in mind.

There is a balance between right amount of caffeine to be alert to start your day or drink too much you will experience jittery edgy feelings from too much caffeine. The 400 mg of caffeine is around 4 to 5 cups per day of coffee or other caffeinated beverage. According to the FDA, 4 to 5 cups of coffee is not normally associated with any negative affects on the body.

Don’t forget to include that caffeine also comes in sodas, cocoa, energy drinks, and tea in addition to coffee. Keep a running daily total of how much you are consuming in caffeinated drink form daily so you stay within that range . If you hit the jittery range at 3 cups of coffee, then you have learned from experience and now know to stay within that range for you to avoid having too much caffeine. Everyone is unique and different on feeling the effects of too much caffeine. Find your balance.

The amount of caffeine intake and how it affect the body depends on factors such as genetics, weight, and metabolism to name a few common factors. Some people are just more prone to being sensitive to caffeine. According to research, smokers metabolize caffeine twice as fast as nonsmokers.

Timing of caffeine consumption seems to have an affect as well.

The effects of caffeine in coffee can take from 3 hours to 5 hours or more to wear off. Some people will burn through the caffeine faster or more slowly because we are all different. For example, you have a grande latte at 6pm and you intend to go to bed at 9pm, odds are high that you will be up way past 9pm your target bed time. If you do doze off, in most cases many won’t have a restful nights sleep. The time of day is a factor when you consume your caffeine intake.

You maybe interested in the positive benefits of coffee in moderation article written on the topic

Is Drinking Coffee Healthy For You?

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Is Drinking Coffee Healthy For You?

Coffee and Cream Pour

I wanted to share some of the positive health benefits of drinking coffee. This is not meant to give only one side of the story from the research that I have done. Later I will write on the negative affects of drinking coffee so that my readers can see that there is a balance here and I’m not trying to be biased in my articles. I am trying to remain neutral and focus on factual information. My intent is to give some information given by scientiests and researchers that I document my sources below. I suggest just use common sense with anything in life is to take everything in moderation particularly in regards to what we consume or drink.

Are there known documented Health Benefits Of Coffee?

Coffee contains as we all know caffeine which is a stimulant, but that is not all. Studies show that coffee contains antioxidants that could reduce inflammation and protect against certain diseases. These studies that were done on coffee drinkers that consumed two or more cups a day discovered that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and renal disease.

Some of the research done on coffee beans indicate that there are a lot more positive reasons to drink a moderate amount of coffee. Coffee drinkers also exhibit positive health benefits of drinking coffee. Caffeine helps pick you up by acting on your brain to improve mental and physical functions, improves memory and mood.

The coffee bean is known to contain thousands of different botancial compounds. The scientists currently have no idea of what these compounds in regards to the benefits of drinking coffee. They don’t currently know which compounds are responsible for the health benefits that are currently shown.

There maybe more healing properties of coffee that we don’t know yet. More research is needed to get an idea of how these compounds play in the health of humans that drink coffee.

Studies do show that coffee is a major source of nutrients, antioxidants, B Vitamins, potassium, and riboflavin. This makes sense to me about the nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and the botanical compounds in the coffee.

Most coffees are grown in areas that have very fertile soil. This means that their coffee is grown in dirt that is high in all types of nutrients and other good things come from the soil that the coffee bushes absorb in their plant ecosystem as they are maturing on the trees and remain during the process of being turned into coffee for consumption.

Consume your coffee with confidence that your favorite beverage contributes to your health backed by ongoing research.

Our motto here at Breaie on everything we read online, hear on the airwaves, and information provided by others is do this: Question everything, analyze, and always do your own research to “Be In The Know™” Breaie®

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