As we all know, coffee is great for many things such as energy, boosting the metabolism, can be excellent for stress management and relaxing. With all the good things that coffee can bring into our lives, can it have negative effects on our bodies as well? As they always say ‘everything is good in moderation,” but too much of anything can be harmful. As studies show, more than 4 cups of coffee a day can end in multiple harmful results. One of the most concerns with coffee is the side effect it can have on the heart. Drinking too much coffee can increase your heartbeat causing nerves responds to the heart making you feel jittery and anxious and causing high blood pressure. With high doses of caffeine, cardiovascular conditions will occur and cause heart attacks in the long run.
High consumption of caffeine can also cause weight gain. Weight gain is mainly influenced by how much cream and sugar is added to the coffee. Too much coffee can also keep you alert at bedtime triggering lack of sleep and insomnia- reflecting snacking at night, and gaining weight. Not being aware of calories and how your body is processing additional unwanted energy. Consuming additional calories and gaining weight plays a big part with how fast and affective the metabolism is and should be made aware to a nutritionist and Weight Loss consultant. Other negatives of too much coffee consumptions include gout attacks, indigestion, headaches, difficulty with fertility, early menopause in females, joint pain, stomach ulcers, and risk of premature death. When consuming large amounts of coffee be aware of symptoms or side effects, and drink responsibly.