Many people believe the only way to stay alert is to take a cup of coffee because it gives the energy that’s needed to get through the day.
The health impact of coffee has divided opinions. There are benefits as well as hazards, especially for men.
Here’s why men should reduce coffee intake. Read below.
It causes Insomnia
Because of its caffeine content, coffee keeps you alert. Taking 4-5 cups of coffee a day can deprive the body of the regular sleep it needs to function.
It leads to high blood pressure
Due to the stimulatory effect coffee has on the nervous system, coffee can lead to high blood pressure. It is also the main cause of heart attack and stroke.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Findings from air samples of Just Coffee Cooperative shows that coffee leads to a high risk of upper-respiratory symptoms and respiratory problems.”
“Taking coffee can lead to problems with urinary continence,” the National Health Service also says. It can also lead to prostate cancer because too much caffeine can irritate both the prostate and the bladder.
WebMD says “drinking large amounts of coffee causes anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, and irregular heartbeats. Drinking more than 6 cups daily might cause caffeinism”.
Being one of the most popular beverages in the world, there are health benefits of coffee.
According to WebMD, “coffee can be used to prevent gallstones, gout, type 2 diabetes”.
The National Health Service suggests other alternatives to coffee.
Some of them are: “Herbal and green tea. These are well-known sources of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Coconut water. This contains bioactive enzymes and rehydrating electrolytes is also a good replacement for coffee”.