Are you a caffeine addict? This is how it affects your body
- The majority of our late-night or overtime work involves a cup of coffee and thats how we try to charge ourselves
- Caffeine doesn’t actually give you any energy
- Pooja Makhija, a nutritionist, emphasise the importance of reducing the amount of caffeine in our diet
Caffeine causes a surge of energy in our bodies. The majority of our late-night or overtime work involves a cup of coffee, quietly kept beside our laptops, waiting to be filled for another round. And this is how we try to charge our bodies so that we can keep going until the job is done. Caffeine convinces us that we only need a cup of coffee to recharge our batteries and that it provides us with all the energy we require to carry on. As a result, caffeine addiction is very common. Sometimes the desire is so strong that we can't go a day without our coffee.
Pooja Makhija, a nutritionist who regularly shares important insights on our daily food habits and diets, recently shared a video about how caffeine affects our bodies in a negative way. Pooja Makhija is well-known for sharing healthy recipes and lifestyle changes that can lead to a healthier way of life.
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Makhija emphasised the importance of reducing the amount of caffeine in our diet. She said even though caffeine appears to give us energy, it is only borrowing from our future energy. Caffeine doesn’t actually produce any energy.
Caffeine helps keep you awake, tricking you into believing that it is energy. It is not. The impending crash that inevitably comes from taking any stimulant is the reason why it seems like it is borrowed from future energy.
Makhija also described the biochemical reactions that caffeine causes within the brain. Adenosine receptors in the brain fill up throughout the day, making us sleepy. Caffeine, which has a similar structure to adenosine, binds to these receptors and gives us a boost of energy. It also has a negative impact on the body and the brain.
"However, because your brain desires these adenosine receptors, it produces more of them, which are eventually filled with either caffeine or adenosine. This is why some people can't have caffeine after 3-4pm because it disrupts their sleep cycle, while others can have a cup of coffee and immediately fall asleep-more begets more," Makhija explained.
Makhija also mentioned that in order to keep the magic lasting forever, small amounts of consumption should be done on a regular basis.