Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Coffee By Jamie Schmid | The Healthy

The side effects of too much caffeine can be subtle. Here’s how your coffee addiction may be hurting your health.

You feel anxious

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Ruminating about an upcoming event or deadline can fuel your desire to grab a comforting mug of java. Yet, the National Institute of Mental Health recommends that people who suffer from anxiety avoid caffeine. Why? Too much coffee can actually worsen the effects of anxiety, either by robbing you of proper sleep or triggering your flight or fight response. In a 1990 study published in Psychosomatic Medicine, 25 men were given a moderate dose of caffeine or a placebo before a stressful task. The men, who were all regular coffee drinkers, had higher blood pressure, stress hormones, and about double the reported stress level with the caffeine compared with the placebo.

Your stomach hurts

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You may associate stomach pains with spoiled food or PMS cramps. You should add your morning brew to that list as well. In 2017, European scientists found that certain compounds in coffee stimulate the secretion of stomach acid by your stomach cells. Taking an over-counter medication like Tums can neutralize the acid short-term, but if you suspect coffee is making your stomach hurt, think about changing your coffee consumption habits. These 7 things happen to your body when you drink coffee every day.

Your heart is racing

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The feeling that your heart is beating too fast can be frightening. It may feel like

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8 Scientific Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate | Everyday Health by Anna Brooks

A bite of dark chocolate a day could not only be good for your heart, but may also improve brain function, alleviate stress, and lower the risk of diabetes.

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https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition-pictures/delicious-reasons-to-eat-dark-chocolate.aspx

Is Juicing Raw Vegetables Good for You? | Livestrong.com

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https://www.livestrong.com/article/481565-is-juicing-raw-vegetables-good-for-you/