“Coffee” is one of the world’s most popular drink in the world. According to a stat, around 200 million people start their day by drinking coffee.
But addiction to coffee can have very negative effect on your overall health. Well, there are some benefits of coffee but only when you are in control. If you still ignore this fact, then you may have a high risk of developing gallstones, kidney stones and even a serious problem as liver cirrhosis.
Let us see some effects of coffee-
1.Bad for your Stomach
Most people drink coffee on an empty stomach. This stimulates the production of digestive juices such as Hydrochloric Acid. If these juices are produced more often whenever you drink coffee then it may fail to produce sufficient amount much when the right time comes(for a heavy meal).
Digestion of proteins is also very important. Hydrochloric Acid plays a very important role in doing so. But if proteins are not digested then it can bring along various problems such as diverticulitis or colon cancer.
2.Ulcers and Acidity
Some compounds in coffee like caffeine other elements can irritate the stomach and the lining of your intestine. It can lead to ulcers, gastritis and other deadly diseases. Please avoid drinking coffee if you are already suffering from these diseases.
The main cause of ulcers are the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. They can easily take hold of your stomach if it weakened by the ill effects of coffee.
The other conditions that can be faced are abdominal spasms, cramps and elimination problems, often alternating between constipation and diarrhoea.
Coffee relaxes your lower oesophagal sphincter. This may lead to a condition such as Acid Reflux and Heartburn. The muscle must remain close once you have eaten food to prevent the food from coming back.
If you are already suffering from heart problem then you should go for a walk each day with a weighted vest on. It will be highly beneficial for your heart.
Even decaf regularly causes severe heartburn problems for few people and scientists think other compounds in coffee can also contribute to acid reflux problems.
4.Acrylamide in Coffee
Acrylamide is a cancer-causing substance which is formed when coffee beans are heated at a very high-temperature. The darker the bean more the chances of finding the substance.
According to a survey coffee was found be the number one source of the substance in an average American diet.
5.Stress and Tension
Drinking coffee a lot releases stress hormones, cortisol, epinephrine. These chemicals increase your body’s heart rate, the overall blood pressure and can even increase tension levels.
Most people feel that coffee provides them energy. Maybe it will push you on for a while but what about the long-term health implications of coffee.Finally, coffee interferes with GABA metabolism. That’s another reason to avoid coffee :).
Read more – 10 Tips to Relieve Stress and Release Tension
Great Alternatives to Coffee
1.Green Tea – Are you unable to start your day with a sip of coffee? Try Green Tea. One of the coolest alternative to caffeine. Apart from the health benefits of Green Tea, it provides you with the essential boost whole day long.
- Wheat Grass Juice- This Juice is a natural energizer. It contains all the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals. Apart from the awful taste, the drink is one of the most nourishing juices.
“Because of its easy digestibility and rapid assimilation, the juice is a natural energy supplement”.
3.Lemon Water- The coffee you drink each day may provide you with instant energy, but you can find yourself lazy at the end of a day. Lemon Water is another excellent way to start your day.
Just add a half lemon and a freshly grated zest to the water. Easy right!
This tea is another great way to start your day. Not only does it freshens your breath but it calms your stomach after a meal. The cooling sensation of the drink is an instant revitalizer.
Hope you liked the post. There are even more alternatives to coffee. Choose the one you are comfortable with.
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Author Bio – Hey I’m Himanshu. I am the owner of TopWeightedVest , a website dedicated health benefits of weighted clothing. I regularly post some epic content on my blog. When I am not blogging you will find me watching tech videos or playing FIFA. I love gadgets and love to read their reviews.