Fashion for a healthy lifestyle has been going on for many years. What is healthy and what is harmful? Supporters of extreme opinions are constantly arguing. Previously, scientists claimed that eggs are bad for health, and now eggs have a lot of benefits. Do not eat butter! Eat butter! Current research seems to contradict previous studies. So what is the issue of caffeine? What is the truth about caffeine?
You can find caffeine in coffee, tea, many beverages and some dietary supplements.
Ask anyone for a source of caffeine, and almost everyone will answer that caffeine is in the coffee. According to some advisers, drinking coffee accelerates aging, destroys the adrenal glands and causes a lot of damage to the body. Other researchers say freshly roasted coffee is full of antioxidants and therefore good for health. Some studies have shown that drinking plenty of coffee can reduce the risk of developing diabetes or Alzheimer’s. Does caffeine really improve mental performance?
Caffeine gives a beneficial boost to brain cells. However, one cup of coffee is enough to improve mental efficiency, and the effect of drinking it lasts for several hours. A higher dose of caffeine does not bring any additional benefits in this matter. Not every person responds to caffeine in the same way. Some people after drinking a cup of coffee become nervous or depressed.
In older people, caffeine in coffee or tea can improve memory and alertness and thus partially compensate for the effects of aging on the brain.
It’s true that you can become addicted to caffeine. Some people may feel headaches, fatigue and caffeine hunger after giving up using caffeine.
The negative effect of caffeine is that it can contribute to problems with falling asleep. For most people, drinking any caffeinated drink in the evening causes insomnia. If the next day, due to lack of sleep, you will drink more coffee, the problem with insomnia will increase. A better solution to the problem is to gradually reduce the amount of caffeine consumed each day. You can replace coffee with green tea, which has a little less caffeine. Instead of drinking coffee to refresh your mind, replace it with a walk outside. Take a few jumps or take a few deep breaths with the window open. A few simple physical exercises can perfectly replace caffeine.
I wonder what the results of the next scientific research will bring. Perhaps this will be the final answer to the question whether caffeine is beneficial to health. In the meantime, use common sense and decide for yourself whether you want to continue to consume caffeine or give it up.