Negative effects of too much caffeine
Caffeine can be beneficial if consumed moderately but too much of it can have side effects
Heavy Caffeine use results in :
- Upset Tummy
- Muscle tremors
- Fast Heart Beat
- More frequent toilet trips
- Caffeine addiction
If you rely on too much caffeine, some tips to reduce caffeine intake :
Set a specific quota and be extra mindful of the amount of caffeine consumed. Try not to be over-ruled by cravings.
In fact, most decaf beverages tastes the same as caffeinated counterparts.
Shorten Brew Time
Lessen the brew time when making tea so as to cut down the caffeine content in the pot.
Check your medications
Some over-the-counter pain killers have caffeine content as high as 130 mg per dose. Do take note and moderate on consuming caffeinated drinks through the rest of the day.
Take note on Sodas
Many soft drinks are caffeinated, other than just high in sugar content.
REMEMBER, for healthy adults, the recommended caffeine intake is about 400 mg per day.
By : Alvin Ho
B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)