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As indicated by a current report distributed by the American Foundation of Pediatrics, almost three-fourths (75%) of children, teenagers, and the adolescence devour caffeine, a stimulant drug—in the form of soda, and other caffeinated drinks. Pacifies your bodyto caffeine — Caffeine is as addictive as nicotine and recreational drugs, and it affects your body the same, meaning no matter howmuch you drink, you never get the same “high” you got the first time. The more coffee you drink, the more you need to drink to get that same upshot. You develop a dependence on caffeine in addition to the clemency. If you stop drinking coffee, you get the “quivers”, a headache, and other downsides. Escalates blood pressure — High blood pressure is One of the most common risk factors in coronary heart disease. increase in blood pressure is caused by vascular resistance, and Not by an increase in your heart rate or blood flow. Indicating that caffeine makes your heart work harder to pump blood through your body. Increases acid production — Specificallyhydrochloric and gastric acids. Both of these acids are necessary to break down the food in your stomach. However, too much acid cancause complications in your stomach. One study revealed that the roasting of the coffee is most likely accountable for the increased gastric acid release. The acid cause the formation of holes in the stomach lining (causing ulcers), or it may increase your risk of acid reflux, especially if consumed on an empty stomach. Causes stomach/digestive problems — Not everyone who drinks coffee experiences digestive problems, but most people suffering from IBS, ulcerative colitis, gastritis, peptic ulcers, and Crohn’s disease willfind that the coffee irritates their digestive system and makes their stomach/digestive problems worse. When you drink coffee, you increase the production of acid in your stomach. This increase in acid weakens your stomach lining, making it easier for bacteria (like the H. pylori bacteria responsible for ulcers) to burrow into the stomach tissue. And the effects aren’t limited to your stomach! Coffee can also irritate your small intestines, causing cramps, abdominal spasms, and alternating constipation and diarrhea–a conditionknown as IBS. Contributes to heartburn/acid reflux — Have you ever felt a burning, stabbing pain in your chest or stomach afterdrinking coffee? If so, coffee may be causing acid reflux or heartburn. Caffeine relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, the muscle that stops food from coming back up your throat once it hits your stomach. When the sphincter relaxes, it allows food and acid to comeback up the esophagus, and the acid burns the unprotected tissue of your esophagus. Coffee isn’t the only drink that can cause heartburn and acid reflux–caffeinated sodas and teas are also responsible. Still, if you’ve got that stabbing, burning pain, perhaps it’s time to give your body a break and cut coffee/caffeine for a week or two. Affects brain and central nervous system — We all know that coffee makes us feel awake, but do you know why? Coffee doesn’t actually cause your body to produce more energy; instead, it shuts off the part of your brain that registers tiredness. Coffee antagonizes the receptors in your brain that recognize adenosine, the chemical that signals fatigue. By turning off these adenosine receptors, coffee tricks your brain into thinking that you are more alert, awake, and focused than you really are. This blocking of the adenosine receptors will make you feel awake and alert, but woe to you when the caffeine wears off. Because these receptors have been shut off, they become more sensitive when the caffeine stops blocking them. Hence, you feel the “coffee crash”. Caffeine also affects your central nervous system, and it can cause problems like: ? Anxiety ? Agitations ? Tension ? Petulance ? Tiredness Affects nutrient absorption — One of the most notable examples is coffee’s effect on calcium absorption. Coffee essentially interferes with your body’s ability to absorb calcium, preventing it from reaching your bones. Excessive caffeine intake can lead to bone thinning and osteoporosis. (Reed, 2016) (Reed, 2016) Works Cited Reed, K. (2016, 3 3). The 15 Terrible Coffee Side Effects You Need to Know About. Retrieved 1 9, 2018, from positivehealthwellness: https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/diet-nutrition/the-15-terrible-coffee-side-effects-you-need-to-know-about/

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