Caffeine is very useful in inhibiting the sensation of sleepiness and in giving you enough energy to continue with daily tasks, according to the Swedish University of Linkoping.
“Although consuming moderate amounts of coffee is beneficial, you may be drinking more than you need. It all depends on each person. Some are extremely sensitive to the effects of caffeine and with a cup of coffee they can suffer from insomnia. Others, on the contrary, can drink more than 10 a day without noticing negative effects. For this reason it is difficult to calculate in what amount caffeine can be negative, “explained the university.
He also pointed out: “it is recommended to take less than 500 milligrams of caffeine a day, the equivalent of four or five cups of coffee alone. A higher amount is often associated with a racing heart, insomnia, irritability, blurred vision, and dizziness.”
In addition, the health portal of the National Institute of Health (NIH for its acronym in English) ensures that experts recommend that some people avoid caffeine. For example, people with intestinal problems such as acid reflux, people who have trouble sleeping, and people who have high blood pressure or heart problems.
Along the same lines, experts from the Kaiku Caffè Latte cold coffee brand explained to El Economista five benefits of cold coffee:
1. It is healthier, since it is less acidic.
2. It is a good source of hydration, because its properties are similar to water, according to a study conducted by the University of Birmingham.
3. It is good to take before exercise, as it provides energy and is low in calories.
4. It is a good mix with other foods due to its more concentrated aromas.
5. It improves the state of mind, since “the mind associates it with moments of pleasure and respite”, as explained by the medium.
For its part, in terms of purity, the recommendation is to consume coffee beans or ground, since, unlike instant coffee, it has not been subjected to any industrial process that alters its aromatic and nutritional components; nor do they mix it with another type of lower quality coffee with the aim of generating more demand due to its price.
Furthermore, according to Medline Plusthe United States National Library of Medicine, caffeine does not accumulate in the bloodstream or is stored in the body, since it leaves the body in the urine many hours after being consumed.
Similarly, a study conducted by the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands revealed that coffee is ideal for accelerating digestive processes, as this drink works as an activator of colonic function and This happens due to a substance that coffee contains called chlorogenic acid and for it to take effect, the ideal is to drink coffee in the morning.
However, in people with irritable bowel syndrome, when they consume coffee in this way, it often has a laxative effect.
For its part, a study by the Spanish University Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH) concludes that drinking more than two cups of coffee a day reduces the long-term risk of death from various diseases, including cancer, by 44%.
In addition, another new piece of research, in this case published in the journal British Medical Journal Open, revealed that coffee consumption has the ability to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Other benefits of coffee
1. Decreases the level of tiredness.
2. Promotes attention and learning capacity.
3. It has a protective effect against certain dementias and diseases.
4. Accelerate metabolism.
5. Diuretic and antioxidant effect.
Possible Side Effects
2. Anxiety and withdrawal syndrome.
5. Cardiac effects.