Coffee helps people stay alert, uplifted, thereby improving work performance.
However, have coffee lovers ever wondered, what will happen if they drink too much coffee? And can coffee be deadly poisoning ?
It is known that each cup of coffee contains about 95mg of caffeine and consuming more than 500mg of caffeine each day can lead to poisoning.
In some people who are sensitive to caffeine, just one sip of coffee can make them nervous, heart palpitations and shortness of breath.
Despite being an addictive drink which is not banned and has many health benefits if taken moderately, taking more than 3 cups of coffee a day will harm the body.
Consuming a large amount of coffee will affect the function of the adrenal gland, force it to work too hard and eventually lead to ‘exhaustion’ of the whole digestive system.
The adrenal gland produces cortisol, which helps support the body at times of stress, so it is also called stress hormone.
The adrenal glands also work to regulate heart rate. In case the adrenal glands have to work excessively, the body will soon be exhausted and will develop heart failure symptoms.
Some other bad effects of coffee to the body:
The body is dehydrated
Caffeine is a diuretic and promotes urine production. So when you drink a lot of coffee your body will lose more water than necessary, leading to a lack of water.
Reduce the body’s resistance
Caffeine can stimulate the central nervous system causing anxiety.
Drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day can damage the adrenal glands, reduce nerve resistance in stressful situations and make you more susceptible to infection.
Causes stomach ulcers
One of the facts about coffee that few people know, coffee is in high acid .
Drinking too much coffee will increase the normal level of gastric acid reactions, causing stomach pain, indigestion and discomfort. If you continue to drink more coffee than you can, it may cause stomach ulcers.
With excessive consumption of coffee, the body’s adrenaline will burn energy. This process leads to increased sugar craving. In the process of adding more sugar to the body, someone wants to add sugar to coffee. This often leads to type 2 diabetes.
Drinking plenty of coffee can interfere with the absorption of proper nutrients and minerals into the bones, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.
A study done with postmenopausal women showed that drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day can cause osteoporosis. However, coffee lovers can overcome this limitation by adding milk to coffee.
So, if you are a coffee addict, stop at the safe line with 3 cups of coffee a day. Overcoming the safety mark is that you are poisoning your body with your preferences.
Kim Ngan Do
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