Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Food

Health Benefits of Tea and Coffee

Tea and coffee may wake you up and keep you focused, but don’t overdo it on the caffeine — it may trigger migraines or IBS in people who are sensitive.

Caffeine is a natural chemical that activates the central nervous system, which means that it revs up nerves and thought processes. Regular caffeine consumption, from coffee and/or tea, has been shown to increase short-term focus and alertness, as well as long-term memory. Although most people enjoy caffeine’s “revved up” effect, some people are caffeine-sensitive and are left feeling jittery or ill after ingesting a dose. If you fall into the second group, you’ll want to eliminate caffeinated beverages or adjust your intake to match your personal tolerance. Those with sleeping problems or insomnia may need to stop drinking caffeinated beverages up to eight hours before bedtime (or omit entirely).

Additionally, caffeinated beverages can sometimes trigger migraine headaches in people who are sensitive. And IBS sufferers take note: Some people with IBS become symptomatic after ingesting caffeinated coffee or tea.

Caffeine may also have some adverse effects on women just before their menstrual cycles. Some research suggests that the effects of caffeine become magnified for women when they are premenstrual. Caffeine may exacerbate PMS symptoms and cause greater breast tenderness, nervousness, and irritability. If this is true for you, switch to herbal teas or decaffeinated beverages at this time in your cycle.

Source

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like

Self Care

It doesn’t feel like an overstatement to say that news coverage about Black pregnancy emphasizes poor outcomes. This isn’t inherently bad. Black maternal mortality awareness helps...

Food

Tucked between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is a sun-drenched archipelago where the local cuisine – known as cucina...

Entertainment

Wanda Sykes headlines a Netflix multi-cam she co-created, starring Mike Epps and Kim Fields as an Indiana couple whose marriage becomes strained. Cujo. Godzilla....

Celebrity

Becky G isn’t your average pop star. The 23-year-old singer continues to release hit after hit and knows how turn heads with her fun and fabulous...

%d bloggers like this: