Surprising Reasons You Should Cut Back on Coffee
Caffeine exacerbates premenstrual breast tenderness. It can cause gout, allergies, migraines, and tremors. It may impair glucose metabolism, which can be linked to diabetes. Though there may be a lack of evidence showing that coffee causes cancers, it does contain carcinogens, whether it is caffeinated or not. By stimulating the release of adrenaline, unpleasant side effects manifest such as palpitations, increased heart rate, forceful heart contractions and a rise in blood pressure. A Mayo Clinic study recently showed that men who drank more than four cups of coffee (8 oz servings) had a 21% mortality increase.
Remember, coffee beans are crops, so they are sprayed with pesticides, and that is just one more negative aspect to worry about. If you are relying on coffee daily to increase your alertness or energy, then you probably need to reexamine other areas in your life, such as whether you are getting enough sleep or exercise, or if you are consuming a healthy diet.
The cons outweigh the pros when it comes to drinking coffee. There are healthier alternatives to increasing energy without sacrificing your health. Consuming an occasional cup should be a treat, whether alone or with friends but drinking coffee every day is a problem — it can become an addiction, just like an addiction to alcohol or cigarettes.