Must-Read: Watch Out for More Caffeine
We’ll say this before getting into the rest of this post: We love coffee. We start every day with it, and don’t feel quite like ourselves until we have a few cups to get us going. But at the same time, we realize this is the same thing that someone who is addicted to a substance would feel, so we understand that while there have been all sorts of science that says coffee is good for us, there has to be SOME kind of things lurking inside of that brown cup of delicious coffee that is affecting our bodies negatively.
So, while we hate to even admit that it’s not the greatest thing for us — willful ignorance is our motto — today we’re heading on over to Men’s Health in order to check in as to what else caffeine does to your body. And, in a whole lot of cases, it is not exactly the greatest thing. From the post:
High blood pressure
A single cup of coffee might not make a noticeable difference, but the high amounts of caffeine in an energy drink like Monster will spike your blood pressure, says Lane. And if you consume such drinks regularly—we’re looking at you, college students—your blood pressure will remain elevated. (And unless you’re a fan of developing heart disease, that’s not a good thing.) Lane says caffeine may essentially impersonate adrenaline, a hormone that can spike blood pressure by causing the muscle lining your arteries to contract.
So head on over to the post to check out what other not-so-great things may be happening to your body when you’re getting that morning cup of Joe.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.