24.07.2021 – 07:20
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Patients:When should I avoid coffee?
Doctor:Most people start the day with a coffee all year round. In addition, the health benefits of coffee are well known and important as it reduces the risk of cancer, dementia and diabetes and protects against overweight.
However, there are specific cases in which coffee consumption is not recommended as it can bring negative results.
- If you are anxious
Caffeine in coffee stimulates the release of cortisol, the stress hormone and adrenaline, which cause an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. However, caffeine consumption above 2000 mg can cause insomnia, tremors, rapid breathing, high stress levels, high blood pressure and irritability.
- When the coffee is hot
Consumption of hot coffee and hot drinks in general, has been found to increase the risk of esophageal cancer, according to the World Health Organization. So even if you are in a hurry to enjoy the hot coffee you have just prepared, it is important to avoid it.
- When you feel drowsy
Coffee can help you unwind, according to the results of a new study, however, caffeine loses its power for those who sleep less than their body needs. So if you feel that your energy levels are falling, instead of drinking coffee, take a nap for a few minutes.
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