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Top 10 Disadvantages Of Coffee You Should Know About

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Coffee is not just a drink it’s an emotion. However, too much of anything is never good enough. Being an avid coffee drinker myself, I can honestly say that accepting coffee's drawbacks was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. But believe me when I say that you do not want to experience insomnia or wake up in the middle of the night.

But here is a list of disadvantages of coffee that you should know about.

  1. Insomnia

Adenosine (sleep-promoting chemicals) builds up in your brain more and more the longer you are awake. One of the main components of coffee, caffeine, has the ability to bind to the same receptors as adenosine. The receptors are blocked, preventing adenosine from binding to them and causing sleep as intended.

  1. Anxiety

It is thought that caffeine has the power to trigger anxiety attacks. After drinking coffee, adrenaline starts to be released, which then activates our fight-or-flight response.

  1. Cholesterol

When drinking coffee, especially espresso, French press, and Turkish brewed coffee, cholesterol levels are slightly raised.Pour-over or drip-filtered coffee should be consumed to lower LDL cholesterol levels. For the most part, this is secure. If you already have high cholesterol, cutting back to two cups per day of coffee may help you better control LDL levels.

  1. Restlessness

Once more, the release of adrenalin caused by caffeine is to blame for this drawback of coffee. We experience jitters and restlessness when we have too much adrenaline in our system, which makes it difficult for our bodies to handle it.

  1. Blood Pressure

The first is coffee's ability to prevent hormones from keeping arteries wide and open so that blood can flow through them without obstruction. That could increase the force that blood is applying to the vessel walls, raising blood pressure. Another possibility is that the adrenal glands are secreting more adrenaline, which narrows the body's blood vessels.

  1. Urinary incontinence

The amount of blood that is filtered by the kidneys and the amount of urine produced rises as a result of caffeine use. The desire to use the restroom more frequently than usual is brought on by the increased urine production.

  1. Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes, is a condition in which the body fails to produce enough insulin to properly process blood sugar. It is thought that caffeine makes our body's cells even less responsive to insulin. Due to the body's insulin's inability to enter cells and process blood sugar, blood sugar levels rise after meals even more than usual.

  1. Collagen Production

When consumed in large doses, caffeine is thought to prevent the production of collagen. In order to keep our skin elastic, collagen is necessary. Your skin will start to sag if it isn't there. Simply put, if you drink several cups of coffee a day, your skin will age more quickly.

  1. Worsens Menopause Symptoms

The most frequent unpleasant symptoms that follow menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. It is thought that caffeine exacerbates these conditions, making menopause more difficult to handle.

  1. Fertility Reduction

This drawback of coffee affects men more so than women. Men are more likely than women to experience fertility problems as a result of excessive caffeine consumption. The likelihood of fertilisation is decreased because caffeine decreases sperm count.