Positive and negative effects of caffeine
Espresso is the most popular drink after water. It is among the most consumed beverages worldwide. It is a favorite of millions of people. Coffee lovers start their day with a cup of hot coffee, and its most passionate fans drink several cups a day.
It is known that too much coffee can have negative health effects. But it is also known that caffeine is an antioxidant that has positive effects on the body in small doses.
What happens in the body if you drink coffee every day?
Espresso can speed up metabolism
According to the experts, coffee has the ability to speed up metabolism thanks to the caffeine in it. It stimulates blood circulation, cell repair and the conversion of fats and carbohydrates into energy. It also helps to fuel the muscles with this energy, making metabolism faster.
Stimulates urine output and defecation
If you drink coffee regularly and more than one cup a day, expect more frequent visits to the toilet. Coffee has a diuretic effect by stimulating urine output. This effect is positive for the urinary tract as it helps to reduce the risk of infection in it. In addition, coffee also stimulates bowel movements, and this helps with constipation by inducing regular bowel movements.
Can cause bloating
One of the negative effects of coffee is bloating. Caffeine in large quantities can create conditions for gas to form, which causes a feeling of heaviness. These symptoms increase if you drink your coffee with sugar or fresh milk.
Drinking coffee can affect sleep
If you drink coffee too much or too late, it can disturb your sleep. Caffeine is a stimulant that affects the nervous system, excites it and can cause difficulty falling asleep and restless sleep at night.
You may be more irritable
Because caffeine affects the nervous system and interferes with sleep, it can also affect your mood. You may be more irritable, short-tempered, restless, have mood swings, feel tired.
Your sports performance may improve
Drinking coffee regularly can significantly improve endurance, energy levels, muscle strength, according to a 2021 study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine. Caffeine improves aerobic endurance of cells and muscles, which is positively reflected in athletic people.
Coffee can both relieve and trigger headaches
Caffeine has a twofold effect on headache-triggering mechanisms. It can both trigger it and calm it. Not surprisingly, caffeine is present as an active ingredient in a number of headache relief medications. It has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects due to its antioxidant nature.
But caffeine can also cause headaches, especially if consumed in too large quantities. Overdoing this stimulant can lead to constriction of blood vessels and spasms in the muscles around the skull, as well as increased excitability of the nervous system.