Myths and facts About Caffeine

Do you often hear the word caffeine? Yes, we know the caffeine as a major component of coffee. But caffeine is not only found in coffee. This alkaloid substances can also be found on the kola nuts, tea, and cocoa beans also (read also: how to make French press coffee ). After being processed from the source, the content of caffeine in foods that we consume can be diverse, can be as big as 160 mg in drinks packaging and energy only by 4 mg in 1 oz of chocolate flavored syrup.

Caffeine can also be found in the content of pain medicine, flu remedy, and diet drugs. Caffeine content on these medications varied from 16 mg-200 mg. Caffeine has the effect of a mild degree of pain relievers, and able to enhance the effectiveness of the drug content of other pain relievers.

There is some belief that developed about caffeine in society. There are who think caffeine is good for health, and there are thus prevented. The myth then tested his righteousness with medical research to obtain the actual facts. What facts is it?

Myth # 1: caffeine causes the dependency
The fact is these things have a point. Caffeine is a stimulant substance for the central nervous system and if consumed continuously and lasts a long time can cause a mild addiction. If the consumption of caffeine is stopped suddenly maybe you will feel the withdrawal effects such as headache, tired, restless, irritable, and it's hard to concentrate. These symptoms last for a day or more. However, caffeine addiction does not threaten the physical, social, economic and health just as hooked on illegal drugs, according to the experts so addicted to caffeine is not a thing to worry about.


Myth # 2: Caffeine can cause insomnia
This is very dependent on the body's ability to absorb and metabolize caffeine. In general the body absorbs and metabolizes caffeine quickly, within 5-7 hours remainsonly 50% of caffeine in the body. The consumption of caffeine does not disturb sleep if taken 6 hours before the desired bedtime. But for some people who are sensitive, caffeine consumption may disrupt sleep and can also cause discomfort on channel cerna.

Myth # 3: Caffeine can increase the risk of cardiovascular disorders
Increased a little on the frequency of heart rate and blood pressure are normal for a sensitive person with caffeine. But a number of major studies found no connection between caffeine consumption with an irregular heart rate, an increase in the amount of cholesterol, as well as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, if you already have high blood pressure or heart disorders, stroke risk, should the amount of coffee consumption discussed with your doctor, because it can be so you become more sensitive to the effects of coffee.

Myth # 4: Caffeine is dangerous for women who want to get pregnant
A number of studies found no link between the consumption of one cup of coffee per day with disorders of conception, miscarriage, congenital defects and premature birth or low birth rate. But researchers suggest Caffeine consumption is less than 200 mg/day for women who want or are pregnant. It is based on a study that mentioncaffeine 200 mg > consumption can increase the risk of miscarriage.

Myth # 5: Caffeine cause dehydration
Caffeine is a mild diuretic which causes urinary pengkonsumsinya want. However, the liquid consumed coffee, for example, often can replace the amount of fluid that is issued when urination. A number of studies mentioned that the consumption of caffeine in moderation does not cause dehydration.

Myth # 6: Caffeine can cause cancer
Based on research involving 13 20,000 people prove that no causal relationship was found between the incidence of cancer and coffee consumption. Thus several studies prove that coffee has a protective effect on certain types of cancer.

Myth # 7: Caffeine does not have medical benefits
Some of the evidence States caffeine is beneficial to health. The research revealed that caffeine can lower the risk of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, type II Diabetes, liver disorders, dimensia, and colon cancer. In addition, a little dose of caffeine can make you more alert and more energetic.

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