Why you should avoid too much tea or coffee in winters

Tea and coffee are essentially consumed in the morning throughout the world. But, consuming too much of caffeine can be dangerous too. Here are some symptoms that can occur due to excessive caffeine intake.

Suhail Sattar
Written by:Suhail SattarPublished at: Dec 10, 2015

Amplified heartbeat and heartburn

Amplified heartbeat and heartburn
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Tea and coffee have a lot of caffeine that potentially stimulates the central nervous system, and can thereby increase your heart rate. Caffeine also relaxes the esophagus, contributing to gastroesophageal reflux that can exacerbate heartburn.

Jitters and anxiety

Jitters and anxiety
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Caffeine has the potential to stimulate hormones, especially adrenaline that can give jitters to your body. It also gives a heightened sense in some individuals, making them feel anxious.

Dehydration

Dehydration
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Regular diarrhea and urination can cause dehydration that disrupts the body’s fluid balance, making it low in water, vitamins and minerals that are required for the body’s smooth functioning.

Insomnia

Insomnia
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Drinking too much coffee or tea interferes with the activities of neurotransmitters called Adenosine, which is a natural tranquilizer of your brain. Due to a high quantity of caffeine, the Adenosine activity can get inhibited, making it difficult for you to sleep.

Addictive

Addictive
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Coffee and tea can be addictive because caffeine has a tendency to trigger alertness. This is caused through release of a chemical that the body needs to prevent withdrawal symptoms of depression and headaches.Image source: Getty

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