18 Nov 3 Tips to be a Healthy Coffee Drinker to Avoid Disease
Coffee is the best drink when we are working from home. Many workers cannot escape from coffee because they feel that working at home feels longer and harder. According to a survey from the World Economic Forum written on katadata.co.id that some people feel that working from home is too long. Although workers may have the opportunity to manage their schedules more freely and flexibly, however, there is a blurring of time lines between work and personal life.
The graph above is data on coffee consumers in Indonesia. Based on these data, it can be seen that the number of consumers continues to increase every year. In fact, coffee shops are easy to find in any corner of the area. Not infrequently the workers also occasionally finish their work in the cafe to give a little eyewash when bored. But, have they been wise in consuming? Do they know that caffeine can also be harmful to health? Here are tips for drinking coffee to stay healthy. Stay tuned!
Know your condition
Before drinking coffee, we must know the condition of our body. There are several diseases that may recur if we consume caffeine. Especially when we have stomach disease, drinking coffee will make their stomach hurt more. The content of caffeine will increase the production of stomach acid. So that this caffeine intake can provide relaxation of the esophagus muscles and irritate the stomach wall, making ulcer symptoms easy to recur.
In addition, it is not recommended for people who have glaucoma to consume caffeine. Glaucoma is a disease that occurs in the optic nerve due to increased eye pressure. According to the journal Ophthalmology, consuming large amounts of caffeine can double the risk of more severe glaucoma. This is because caffeine can increase the pressure inside the eye.
Also need to be careful for those who have heart disease, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and people who have high anxiety. That’s because consuming caffeine can be dangerous for them, so they must know the right dose and the right time to drink.
Know the safe limit of daily intake
Coffee is actually not too dangerous if we know the portion of caffeine that we should drink or not excessive. Many of us need some caffeine because we have to work late and do various jobs. Basically caffeine can eliminate sleepiness because it can stimulate our central nervous system. Once the nervous system is stimulated, blood pressure will rise and the heart will beat faster. So that the state of the body will be more energetic.
However, drinking too much caffeine is also not good. According to Alodokter, the safe limit for adults is around 400 mg of caffeine per day. This amount can be equated with drinking four cups. As for people who have the conditions mentioned earlier, they should only consume the lower limit, which is 200 mg of caffeine per day. This amount is equivalent to two cups.
Drinking coffee is also not recommended to be consumed every day. Consumption of coffee every day is not recommended because it will have an effect on faster bowel movements. The current coffee drink, namely milk coffee, will actually do more harm than good. This drink consists of a lot of sugar, so it can cause diabetes and other sugar diseases.
Avoid drinking coffee at certain times
The first thing we should avoid is drinking coffee when our stomach is empty. The content of coffee is proven to stimulate acid production, and when the stomach is empty, drinking coffee will increase the acidity of the stomach so that heartburn and indigestion occur. This situation will be more severed when we have gastric diseases.
Another thing we should avoid is drinking coffee after taking medication. Caffeine can interact with certain medications, such as ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine, which work to treat flu symptoms and nasal congestion. Caffeine and these drugs can make the heart rate increase drastically. The further impact is that it will worsen heart conditions. In addition, several other drugs are not allowed such as asthma drugs, theophylline, antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs, quinolone antibiotics, and birth control pills. Another impact besides making the heart condition worse is that it will trigger poisoning.