Signs the Body of Excess Caffeine

Coffee is a beverage that has become a favorite of many people. Some people often feel better after drinking coffee, so it can be a daily habit, but an overdose of coffee may be harmful to health.Signs the Body of Excess Caffeine

“Several studies have linked high doses of coffee with infertility and increased risk of hip fractures in elderly women. If you stop drinking coffee suddenly, may experience irritability, fatigue, headaches, and even depression,” says Keri M. Gans, MS, RD, CDN.

American Dietetic Association recommends eating no more caffeine than 300 mg a day, or about 2 or 3 cups of coffee. About any signs that may arise when the body of excess caffeine?

Here’s a sign the body of excess caffeine Prevention, among others:

1. Feeling more fatigue when the afternoon

Eating a few cans of caffeine-containing beverages a day can make feel have a high energy, and then dropped dramatically in the afternoon. So when the afternoon, will usually tend to feel more loose.

2. Urine is dark yellow or orange

“Urine is dark yellow or orange is a sign of dehydration. Coffee is actually a diuretic agent which can lead to dehydration by increasing the amount of urine, so the body can lose fluids too much,” said Amy Gross, MPH, RD, CDN and nutritionists Clinical at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Caffeine is usually not lead to dehydration until after taking about 500 mg.

3. Unable to sleep

“Caffeine takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to be absorbed by the body. It means to remain in the body for several hours and can affect the sleep cycle,” said Molly Morgan, RD.

If it takes longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night, then it can try to cut the amount of caffeine in order to get better sleep. That applies to all substances that contain caffeine. Also keep in mind that decaffeinated coffee and teas without caffeine are not completely free of caffeine.

4. Worry

Sweaty palms, heart palpitations and feeling anxious is an indication that has experienced a caffeine overdose.

“Caffeine can worsen stress and depression because they interfere with neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain tranquilizer called adenosine. Caffeine can also act as a stimulant that triggers the adrenal gland to release more stress hormones like adrenaline, which can increase heart rate, resulting in feeling more anxious, “said Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, CPT.

5. Heartburn

Acid reflux occurs when the muscles at the end of the esophagus (lower esophageal sphincter) causes food and stomach acid flows back up. Thus causing a burning sensation below the chest. If this occurs, an overdose of caffeine can be the cause.

“Caffeine relaxes the esophageal sphincter, allowing acid to flow back into the esophagus,” says Gross.


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