As much I hate to write this article because I am a caffeine addict too. Guilty! But recently, I came across so many negative aspects of it, that I had to share it here. Don’t hate me for this.
Let’s look at this list together and die a little from the inside-
1. Early death-
A Mayo Clinic partnered study found that men who drank more than four 8 fl.oz. cups of coffee had a 21% increase in all-cause mortality. Those that reported that they consumed excessive amounts of caffeine were also likely to smoke and have poor fitness.
2. Raised BP-
Especially in those already suffering from hypertension and those who don’t normally consume caffeine.
3. Risk of Heart Attacks-
A study conducted by Dr. Lucio Mos found that young adults who were diagnosed with mild hypertension had 4 times the risk of having a heart attack if they consumed the amount of caffeine equivalent to 4 cups of coffee. More moderate consumption showed 3 times the risk.
4. Breast Tissue Cysts In Women-
One study showed that “Women who consumed 31–250 mg of caffeine/day had a 1.5-fold increase in the odds of developing fibrocystic breast disease and women who drank over 500 mg/day had a 2.3-fold increase in the odds of developing cysts.
5. Causes Insomnia
Caffeine in a person’s system at bedtime can mimic the symptoms of insomnia and restlessness. So avoid having coffee after 7 p.m.
6. Could reduce fertility in women-
A study from The University of Nevada School of Medicine showed that caffeine can reduce a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant by about 27%.
7. Worse menopause system-
A recent study published in The Journal of The North American Menopause Society showed that menopausal women who consumed caffeine had a greater degree of vasomotor symptoms.
8. Highly addictive-
Like other drugs, caffeine causes a chemical addiction in the brain. Quitting coffee or soda can create withdrawal symptoms – headaches, sleepiness, irritability, anxiety – while the brain’s chemistry readjusts.
9. Causes aging and wrinkles-
Caffeine contributes to the decline in production of hormones produced in abundance during youth – DHEA, melatonin, and others – which speeds the aging process. Because caffeine dehydrates the body, skin loses water from its cells, causing wrinkling and sagging.
10. Causes mood swings-
Mood disturbances such as anxiety, depression, irritability, and attention disorders are aggravated by chronic caffeine consumption rather than increasing mental activity as many caffeine drinkers believe.