A large cup of hot coffee… Is there a better way to wake up and begin your day? To smell that lovely freshly ground brew in the morning and to taste the distinctive sharp and lovely flavor and experience that first rush of caffeine rushing through your veins and straight to your head, ahh, the world all over does love its coffee, but is it worth dying for?
It seems nowadays that no one can get by without paying a daily visit to the local Starbucks with its variety of hot or cold coffee choices. But this innocent dependency on such a simply beverage is actually ruining perhaps billions of peoples lives and causing countless many to go to the grave early and not in a good way.
This coffee bean contains chemicals that are mild psychotropic drugs for human beings as a defense mechanism of the coffee plant and these can be highly toxic in large doses and in low doses can cause nausea, headaches and anxiety (these are also very well known withdrawal side effects). The claimed long-term side effects can be in type 2-diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, heart attack and hepatitis.
The caffeine in coffee competitively inhibits various adenosine receptors and the G protein that they carry which is what forces a person to be more alert. This is a mild stimulant of the central nervous system and also stimulates the cardiac muscles, produces diuresis and increases gastric secretions.
Coffee can produce a vast variety of side effects to the human body including:
- Stimulation of urination
- High blood pressure, which can increase the chance of stroke and cerebral vascular disease.
- Reduction in motor skills, which is what causes your hands to shake.
- It can also increase cortisol secretion.
- Withdrawal can produce headaches, decreased alertness and fatigue.
- Caffeine is very addictive.
- High caffeine consumption is also attributed to auditory hallucinations and it has been said by scientist that as few as 5 cups of coffee per day can trigger this.