Are you drinking too much coffee?

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If you drink too much coffee a day you may feel a range of side effects including insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat and much more…

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Coffee is essential start to the day for millions of people around the world and unfortunately it is easy to become reliant on the morning BUZZ it gives you.

Caffeine has risks and studies show more than 400mg of caffeine per day can put a person at risk of adverse effects.

So are you over doing it? Think about how many cups you have of coffee a day… can you cut it down?

If you are experiencing any of these side effects you may be over doing it:

1. Increased Heartbeat
Caffeine acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system, increasing your heart rate.

2. Heartburn
Caffeine has been shown to relax the esophagus, contributing to gastroesophageal reflux.

3. Restlessness
Caffeine stimulates hormones, such as adrenaline, making your body restless.

4. Anxiety
The stimulant effects on the body from caffeine, such as increased heart rate, increased adrenaline hormones, and heightened senses and can then form anxiety.

5. Heart Palpitations
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system. It speeds up the heart rate.

6. Diuresis
Caffeine increases the need to urinate because it increases blood flow through the kidneys and dilates the blood vessels, making the kidneys produce more waste.

7. Dehydration
Persistent diarrhea and urination can lead to dehydration, which can upset the body’s fluid balance, depleting it of the water, vitamins, and minerals it needs to order to function.

8. Insomnia
Caffeine inhibits the activity of a neurotransmitter called Adenosine, which is one of your brain’s natural tranquilizers. It puts you to sleep when levels are high enough. By inhibiting Adenosine activity, caffeine inhibits your ability to fall asleep.

9. Headaches
The combination of diuretic and stimulant pulsing through the body can cause the receptors in the brain to become overloaded, leading to a headache.
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10. Addiction
Caffeine addiction or dependence begins because caffeine first creates the alert feeling that coffee drinkers crave, and later becomes a chemical that the body needs to prevent withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, lethargy, and depression.

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