Coffee? Sugar? Most of you might think that these food items are harmless, right? Well, that’s when you go wrong. In our daily lives, there are several foods lying around our house, that we haven’t given much of a thought to, which can result in affecting your health adversely. And the long-term effects it can have on your body could be serious.
With coffee shops around the corner, people buy iced coffee to quench their thirst and help them regain their energy. The caffeine content present in coffee affects your central nervous system and causes adrenaline surge. Some cases have been reported where the coffee consumers had altered behavior. Since caffeine is defined as a drug, coffee is highly addictive and consuming it in large amounts results in a headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, and irregular heartbeats. So if you are consuming more than six cups of coffee, you are putting yourself in danger -depending on your weight. So, think twice before gulping down large amounts of this through the day.
What can these delicious things possibly do to you? Well, a lot.Chocolate is made up of cocoa powder, which contains a substance called anandamide, (the same substance found in marijuana). It’s a word taken from Sanskrit, `Anand’ means joy, bliss, and delight, which explains the exact effect chocolate, have on us. But you should be really careful. Consuming a lot of chocolate can result in hyperactive behavior, nausea.
Khus-Khus or white poppy seeds can be commonly found in every household as it is used in cooking.They do have a good nutritional value if consumed in moderation. It is said that 40 grams of poppy seeds can give you the effect of a medical dose of morphine. Consuming more than the moderate amount of it can lead to a person getting warm flushing of the skin, a dry mouth and other extreme conditions. They might experience a drowsy state and the mental functioning becomes clouded due to the depression of the central nervous system.
Combine the effects of coffee’s caffeine rush, chocolates’ hyperactive behavior and the instant rush you get from sugar, and you’ll have an idea of the effect energy drinks can have on you. Energy drinks, which are easy to gulp after your morning exercise or sports class, are highly popular among youngsters. The number of deaths due to energy drinks has been on an alarming rise. The reports of a study conducted in the United States states that since 2004-2014 a total of 34 deaths have now been linked to energy drinks. The side effects of drinking energy drinks could be more than what your body can handle -it could result in dizziness, irritability, insomnia, and thirst. The severe symptoms which require instant medical help, include trouble breathing, vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, and convulsions.Not everyone has the similar reaction from the same amount of energy drinks; some have to have it in higher amounts, while just half a can is enough to affect others. It depends on your weight, age, and overall health.
Like abusive drugs, sugar causes a massive release of dopamine in the center of the brain, causing people to get highly addicted to it. Sugar contains no proteins, healthy fats or enzymes. Consuming a lot of sugar can result in a sugar rush, (where one can get euphoric and hyperactive), which can increase your risk of getting skin breakouts, diabetes, damages the heart and also increases the risk of depression. So next time when you put heaps of this sweet goodness in your tea or coffee remind yourself of the risks.
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