Every morning for millions of people begins with a cup of coffee, which helps them cheer up and makes the brain work. But how does it affect us?
How does coffee affect the heart?
It’s no secret that coffee affects the health of the heart, and, according to the expert, excessive consumption of it only harms. So, it can lead to depletion of the heart muscle.
An expert explains that with excessive coffee consumption, the heart muscle is too stimulated, the number of heartbeats is accelerated. This, in turn, can lead to the depletion of this muscle, and also provoke the development of cardiovascular diseases. Hypertensive patients should be especially careful with coffee, as this drink can increase blood pressure.
In addition, coffee removes some useful substances, in particular potassium, the doctor warned. This must be taken into account when using it and try to make up for the lack of an element.
Coffee also has a negative effect on the nervous system: it irritates it, increases anxiety and disrupts sleep.
How much coffee can you drink per day?
The specialist noted that one or two cups of the drink daily will not harm health. And even vice versa, they will improve the condition: for example, they will help to concentrate on tasks, so coffee is useful for mental work.
Many scientists measure the daily intake of coffee not in cups, but in grams of caffeine. So, it is believed that a safe amount is 400 milligrams, but a single serving of caffeine should not exceed 200 milligrams.