Sipping Too Much Coffee? Better Know Its Side Effects

People frequently sip on a latte or a cappuccino to get through the afternoon slump, and for many young people throughout the world, it has become a go-to habit. While drinking coffee has many advantages, some of them include lowering the risk of chronic diseases, enhancing exercise performance, and aiding in weight loss. A maximum of 400 mg of caffeine per cup of coffee is advised, but since there is also caffeine in tea, chocolate, and fizzy drinks in addition to coffee, consumption frequently exceeds the recommended amount. 

Here is why you should limit your coffee intake 

It can be harmful to your heart: According to some studies, it can lower blood flow in your coronary arteries when you need it most—during exercise—cause palpitations or irregular heartbeats, and it may even gradually raise your blood pressure. 

It causes Sleeplessness: Scientific research has shown that people who consume more than three cups of coffee each day have less peaceful sleep. According to one study, people who drink caffeinated drinks as opposed to decaffeinated drinks sleep 79 minutes less. Caffeine need to be avoided if you have trouble falling asleep. 

It increases sugar: Even if we don't put sugar in our coffee, we are frequently tempted to have a biscuit, cake, or breakfast muffin with it. In some variants, there may also be an additional 11 teaspoons of sugar. These speciality coffees can have a high-calori content, thus they are not recommended if you are controlling your weight. 

It impacts your mood: Caffeine raises catecholamines like adrenaline, the "fight or flight" hormone, which is negative for your mood. So it comes as no surprise that consuming large amounts of caffeine can make you uptight and anxious. 

Impacts fertility: Drinking more than five cups of coffee per day has been associated to reduced fertility, which may affect your fertility. It's definitely worth cutting back on coffee if you're trying to get pregnant, and if you're expecting, you'll want to completely cut out caffeine or at least limit your daily intake to less than 200 mg as it may increase the chance of birth abnormalities or stunt foetal growth.