Coffee is the favorite addiction of many, a mandatory friend in every conversation and the hero of students during every semester. This drink is so present in our lives that we can’t imagine our day without it.
What you need to know about coffee?
Caffeine enters the bloodstream through the mouth. It takes 45 minutes for it to be absorbed. You feel the first effects of it after 10 minutes and the more effective ones after an hour. Caffeine loses its effect after 3-5 hours, but some traces of it can be found after 12 hours. If you consume it more often, the effects won’t last for a long time.
How much coffee should you drink?
For a healthy adult the recommended dose of caffeine is 390milligrams daily.
How much caffeine is there is drinks and food?
Nescafe, cappuccino, espresso: 75-350milligrams.
Caffeine tablets: 100milligrams per tablet.
Red Bull: 80milligrams
Black tea: 40 milligrams
Green tea: 25 milligrams
Dark chocolate: 20milligrams
The positive effects of caffeine consumption:
-Reduces the risk of cancer
-Reduces the risk of diabetes
-Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
-It improves the metabolism and reduces appetite
-Acts as an antidepressant
-Effectively reduces pain in muscles after exercise
-Has antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are essential for the body
The negative effects of caffeine consumption:
– Frequent consumption (more than 4 cups a day) may cause early death
-Frequent consumption can increase the risk of cancer of the bladder
-It increases blood pressure
-May cause insomnia
-Frequent consumption can cause hallucinations
-It dehydrates the body