50% of the US population drinks coffee. On average, a person has 3.1 cups of coffee per day and this just proves that our modern world can’t live without this magical drink — it has even become a culture. But besides the positive effects, there are some negative sides that everyone should know about.
We love coffee, but we still don’t want to overdose on it and that is why we are sharing some facts that can be useful for you.
1. You have a problem with your stomach.
Coffee actually has a laxative effect. It releases a hormone that makes your stomach speed up the activity in the colon. Drinking too much coffee may lead to loose stools and even to diarrhea. Besides, coffee promotes gastro-esophageal reflux. If you have any problems with your stomach, it’s better to reduce your coffee consumption.
2. You may feel tired the next day after drinking coffee.
Yes, coffee stimulates your nervous system because of its caffeine content and it also improves your physical performance by 11-12%. But there is a bad side. Adenosine, a chemical element found in coffee, first increases and then drops. Some studies noticed that after drinking it too much, you may feel tired and can fall asleep. Fatigue comes immediately after alertness, but if you keep charging yourself over the course of the day, you may escape this effect.