Whether or not you like the taste of coffee, drink it because of your habit, or for the energy. It does have its own magical power, but let’s find out what happens to your body if you have your coffee regularly and what happens when you sip it down to your throat.
Coffee beans contain phytonutrients and polyphenols, chemical compounds for antioxidant that are found in plants. Caffeine tends to be the nutritious according to Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior dietician at UCLA Medical Center and adjunct assistant professor at the Fielding School of Public Health.
YES, coffee works for your body from your brain and here’s what would really happen when you drink it.
Caffeine enters the bloodstream, to your brain, as a stimulant and boost mental alertness and energy.
Th entering to bloodstream happens quickly, about like 10 minutes and caffeine binds adenosine receptors in brain. It’s a nervous system depressant and in short, if there’s adenosine we are aroused to be sleepy and caffeine binds the receptor and stimulate the release of adrenaline, gives us a kick of energy, mental alertness and also boost our memory.
Too much coffee could lead to insomnia.
Rachel Salas, M. D, a professor of neurology stated that caffeine could actually predispose you to develop insomnia or make it worse if we already have it. More caffeine could only trigger insomnia, even prone to develop insomnia. Your habits of taking a lot of coffee cold lead to chronic serious problem and impact your sleep at night. You know if you don’t get enough sleep you won’t be functioning too well in the morning and the cycle goes on and on every night making your body more weak and tired. This doesn’t mean that coffee is bad, but it could be very helpful in certain times.
Caffeine stays in your body for hours
Caffeine half life is about 4 to 6 hours of sleep and it takes 6 hours to decrease the amount of caffeine in our blood by about 50 percent. For example, you consume 200mg cup at 3pm, that means you have 100mg left and at 9pm you have the rest of 50mg. But keep in mind that it depends on individual’s body. Each body is different.
Caffeine improves mood
Let’s be honest, we all know that caffeine is a drug. It helps you to be more alert with more energy, more reactive and it could also affect your mood. Your brain will feel comfortable and increase the level of feel good mood like dopamine for brains. Like a stimulant that have the same effect, but much stronger. It could also cause dependence and happiness and if a person doesn’t have their cup of joe yet, he or she could be grumpy or have a tantrum.
Negative impact on mood and mental health.
High doses of caffeine could ruin your brain chemistry and cause anxiety, depression and restlessness or even panic attacks and it could ruin mental health too. People who have issues with their mental health would be sensitive with caffeine. This doesn’t mean that having coffee regularly is bad! It’s heaven! It’s just you must control yourself and keep track of how many cups do you have in a day and when do you really need it the most.