Caffeine is quite safe when consumed in moderation. A significant amount of research has been done on the various effects of caffeine, most commonly found in coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
Here’s what women need to know about caffeine.
More effect on women
In terms of the health effect of caffeine, women are more female than men can affect more. Women need more iron than men and have a higher risk of osteoporosis than men. Caffeine can accelerate bone loss, and caffeinated beverages such as coffee and tea can interfere with iron absorption.
Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming large amounts can have adverse effects on pregnancy. Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women planning a pregnancy should limit their caffeine intake to 300 mg, which is roughly the equivalent of two cups of coffee per day.
Generally speaking, adults should limit their consumption to 400mg per day to avoid unwanted effects such as restlessness or increased anxiety.
Caffeine content may vary from one mug to another
Pack your favorite caffeine source If you check, chances are you won’t find the caffeine content per serving.
Not helping you keep track, the caffeine content can vary wildly from one mug to the next depending on the beans, brew time and method used. When the researchers bought 500 ml of coffee from the same Starbucks six days in a row, they found that the caffeine content ranged from 259 mg to 564 mg.
You can use the chart below as a guide to evaluate your daily caffeine intake.
A few points worth mentioning
– Serving sizes can be quite generous at popular coffee chains. For example, at Starbucks, a medium ‘grande’ (about 500 ml) represents two servings according to the table above
– Tea has roughly half the content of coffee
– A can of energy drink actually contains less caffeine than coffee, but watch out for brands
Regular consumption of caffeine can reduce the risk of illness
No one has ever recommended consuming a caffeinated beverage to treat or prevent a certain illness, but a cup of coffee you need in the morning can provide potential health benefits
Many studies have confirmed the high antioxidant value of caffeine Antioxidants protect against free radicals, molecules responsible for aging and tissue damage
Caffeine reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease and dementia there is some evidence. However, when it comes to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke (in women), evidence of any risk reduction has yet to be fully confirmed.
Caffeinated drinks are, of course, our favorite beverage group for mental alertness. But continue to enjoy it in moderation because of the negative effects it can have.
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