Health » Side Effects of Drinking Coffee by: Kenny11973(m) .:. Sun, 02 Nov, 2014 - 03:31:09:pm GMT

1. Coffee and Hydrochloric Acid Drinking coffee on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning, stimulates hydrochloric acid production. This can be a problem because HCl should only be produced to digest meals. If your body has to make HCl more often in response to regular cups of coffee, it may have difficulty producing enough to deal with a large meal. Protein digestion in particular is affected by a lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and protein based foods can pass into the small intestine before being properly broken down. Undigested protein is associated in a variety of health problems, from bloating and gas to IBS, diverticulitis and even colon cancer. In fact, the knock on effect of not digesting your food properly due to low hydrochloric acid in the stomach could be implicated in dozens of other health issues. Some experts go so far as to say almost all disease begins in the gut. Given this, you can see why it’s important to limit anything that interferes with its proper functioning. 2. Ulcers, IBS and Acidity: Many of the compounds in coffee like caffeine and the various acids found in coffee beans can irritate your stomach and the lining of your small intestine. It’s known to be a problem for those suffering from ulcers, gastritis, IBS and Crohn’s disease and doctors generally advise patients with these conditions to avoid coffee completely. The question is, could excessive coffee consumption contribute to these health issues in the first place? Ulcers are believed to be caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. However, the acidic effect coffee has on the stomach may contribute to providing the weakened stomach lining necessary for H. pylori to take hold initially. Drinking coffee can also irritate the lining of the small intestine, potentially leading to abdominal spasms, cramps and elimination problems, often alternating between constipation and diarrhea. This condition is known as irritable bowel syndrome and more and more people are being diagnosed with it in recent years. If you are suffering from IBS, here is a plan for coffee replacement that deals with caffeine withdrawal. This plan also uses a replacement that is alkaline rather than acidic and may actually help to heal your digestive tract. 3. Heartburn Problems Acid reflux and heartburn can be caused by coffee due to the way it relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter. This small muscle should remain tightly closed once you’ve eaten to prevent the contents of your stomach from coming back into the esophagus and burning its delicate lining with hydrochloric acid. Caffeine is known to relax the esophageal sphincter so Coke and high caffeine ‘energy drinks’ can also contribute to heartburn, but coffee is particularly problematic for this. Even decaf regularly causes heartburn problems for some people and researchers think other compounds in coffee can also contribute to acid reflux problems. 4. Coffee as a Laxative Drinking coffee can stimulate peristalsis, the process in the digestive tract that makes us head for the bathroom. Some people use it deliberately as a laxative, but there’s a problem with this. By stimulating peristalsis, coffee also appears to promote increased gastric emptying, whereby the stomach’s contents are quickly passed into the small intestines, often before the digesting food has been properly broken down. In this partially digested state, it makes it much more difficult for nutrients to be absorbed from your food. It also increases the chances of irritation and inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract. Once again, decaffeinated coffee has also been shown to have laxative and gastric emptying properties so it seems caffeine alone is not to blame. 5. Mineral Absorption, Your Kidneys and Coffee Heavy coffee drinkers may have difficulty getting enough minerals in their diet, even if they eat mineral rich foods or take supplements. This is due to the way coffee affects iron absorption in your stomach and particularly your kidneys ability to retain calcium, zinc, magnesium and other important minerals. While all of these minerals are vital for good health, from a digestive standpoint, any interference with magnesium absorption is particularly worrying as it is necessary to maintain bowel regularity and so many of us are already deficient in it. If you are concerned that you might not be getting enough magnesium (and apparently around 70% of other people in the USA are in a similar position, whether they know it or not) then transdermal magnesium oil can be more effective than oral supplements, which usually have poor absorption rates. 6. Acrylamide in Coffee Acrylamide is a potentially carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substance that forms when coffee beans are roasted at high temperatures. The darker the roast, the higher the levels of acrylamide are likely to be. In fact, coffee has been shown to be one of the major sources of this dangerous chemical in American diets. If you would like to know more about acrylamide, the other main sources and ways to avoid it, see the page on the dangers of acrylamide. 7. Coffee, Stress and Tension: Drinking lots of coffee will promote the release of the stress hormones cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These chemicals increase your body’s heart rate, blood pressure and tension levels â€" the old ‘fight or flight’ response. We often say we need to drink coffee to give us energy. But for many of us, has it gone further than just energy and turned into a kind of jittery tension that is always on and makes it difficult to relax? Maybe it pushes you to get through the paperwork, but longer-term the health implications of this kind of ongoing stress are significant. Turning on the stress hormones with a cup of coffee when you’re eating also interferes with the digestive process. When you’re in ‘fight or flight’ mode, your body will divert its resources to being ready for a potential threat and digestion suffers as a result. Finally, the caffeine in coffee is known to interfere with GABA metabolism. Gamma-aminobutyric acid is a neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood and stress levels. It should also have a calming effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Your mood and your digestive system are surprisingly interrelated. Unfortunately, when you drink a lot of coffee the high levels of caffeine in it can negatively affect both of them.
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   Re: Side Effects of Drinking Coffee by: Princess(f) .:. Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 - 04:27:09:pm GMT

Coffee is a drink made from roasted and ground seeds (coffee beans). It contains caffeine which is a psychoactive substance. Caffeine is a natural stimulant which activates the central nervous system - thereby removing tiredness and improving concentration.

However, consuming caffeine has several risk despite it's health benefits. Research has shown that a moderate intake of caffeine can deliver health benefits which includes lowering the risk of having some form of cancer, liver problem, amongst others. Increased intake of caffeine may increase the risk of anxiety especially panic disorder or social anxiety disorder, at this point the individual is totally dependent on caffeine and making attempts to reduce or stop it's intake could trigger problems like headache, lack of concentration, tiredness, reduces alertness and energy.

Dependence on caffeine can be so strong for some people that even when they know the physical and psychological effect it has, they find it difficult to stay away from it.

Consumption of coffee also increase heart rate as it has an impact on the hormones. It also causes insomnia, restlessness, increased breathing rate in some people.


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   Re: Side Effects of Drinking Coffee by: Glamour(f) .:. Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 05:59:54:am GMT

Coffee is rich in many nutrients which is naturally found in coffee beans. Coffee shines in it's high content of antioxidants. coffee contains small amounts of some vitamins and minerals. The most active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, a stimulant that can improve brain function.

Caffeine is a known stimulant that increases activities in the brain and reduces tiredness which makes you alert. The major reason people take coffee is to be alert and to boost energy level. When there is excessive intake of coffee another word caffeine it can cause anxiety and disrupt our sleep which we also know as having insomnia. We have bitterness and also heart palpitations. Coffee can also be addictive, some people get addicted to coffee. When people abstain from caffeine it begins to cause withdrawal symptoms for example headaches, exhaustion, brain fog and irritability which may last for a few days. So my advice is that coffee lovers should take it easy and not take coffee on a regular to avoid some unnecessary things even I know it has its own benefits.

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   Re: Side Effects of Drinking Coffee by: Flat(m) .:. Wed, 01 Jul, 2020 - 06:05:00:pm GMT

Coffee is a beverage produced using coffee beans, which are the cooked product of the Coffea arabica shrubbery.

Individuals most ordinarily drink coffee to assuage mental and physical weakness and to increment mental readiness. Coffee is likewise used to forestall Parkinson malady, Alzheimer infection, dementia, and intellectual decrease. It is likewise used to forestall gallstones, gout, type 2 diabetes, and specific kinds of disease.

Coffee contains caffeine. Caffeine works by animating the focal sensory system (CNS), heart, and muscles. Espresso additionally contains different synthetic substances that may have different advantages.

Viability of Coffee
  • Mental readiness: Drinking espresso and different refreshments that contain caffeine for the duration of the day appears to expand sharpness and consistent discernment. Caffeine can likewise improve readiness after lack of sleep. Indeed, even one beverage of espresso can lessen exhaustion and increment sharpness.
  • Diabetes: People who drink more espresso appears to have a lower danger of creating type 2 diabetes. The more prominent the admission of espresso, the lower the hazard.
  • Elevated cholesterol: Drinking charged espresso appears to diminish levels of all out cholesterol, LDL or "awful cholesterol," and blood fats called triglycerides just barely. Drinking in any event 6-8 cups of juiced espresso every day may have the best advantage. Drinking decaffeinated espresso doesn't seem to have a similar impact.
  • Low circulatory strain: Drinking stimulated refreshments like espresso appears to expand pulse in old individuals who experience wooziness after suppers because of low pulse.

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