Caffeine Addiction and Women
Well, as I sip my coffee on my study desk, I just got curious yet again. I have heard so many times, yet and yet again that caffeine has ill effects in health and especially with women. So I googled, and here I am with all my google gyaan which is concatenated to share with you all. (IMBB has become this good good coffee table for all of us na… we can sit and share, laugh and smile kinda place) 🙂
Anyways lets get back to our caffeine, I am sure almost all the ladies on IMBB are caffeine addicts, be it tea or coffee. But I have noticed that most of the guys ain’t caffeine addicts, is it because ladies “THINK”, or we have more brains? 😛 May be.
I know many of us, love the warm in the belly feeling caffeine gives, whilst some of us love the smell; we just need reasons to love our caffeine, don’t we?
But the caffeine has some bad bad effects on the health especially women health, so here I am to share it with you all.
To start off with health dangers of caffeine:
• Women are caffeine sensitive than men
• Women take a lot more time for caffeine detox than men do.
• Caffeine decreases testosterones, whilst it increases estrones.
• It decreases the body’s capability of absorbing minerals like calcium, iron and potassium.
• It increases the rate of premenstrual symptoms.
• The liver metabolizes caffeine, just like the antidepressants and contraceptives. However, caffeine hinders the metabolic rate of the mentioned drugs.
• It induces breast pain and develops fibrocystic breast.
• It affects the heart rhythm, causing irregularities in it, mostly during pregnancy.
• Breast milk is also affected by caffeine.
• It leads to a heart attack risk in women, it also increases cholesterol levels.
• It increases the cortisol level in a feminine body, and hence keeps us awake for nights.
• Caffeine affects the nervous system, since it increases the fabrication of the adrenal gland chemicals creating alertness and quickness. It keeps the body in wakeful mode.
• It absorbs water from the blood.
• It slows down the metabolic activities of the body.
• It soaks vitamin D and calcium from the bones.
• It promotes hair growth “in every part of the body”. (Should I be happy or what?)
• Increases the postprandial blood sugar levels.
• Causes dry skin.
• Fragile nails and dry lips. 🙁
• It has a very bad effect on the GI tract.
• Causes cavity, nausea and malnutrition.
• Causes bladder spasms, nocturia and dehydration.
Caffeine and Pregnancy
Caffeine supposedly reduces fertility. It increases the chances of miscarriage in women. Three cups of coffee during pregnancy is fine, but not more. As per medical sciences, if you really wanna have a baby soon, you should give up on coffee completely.
Studies reveal that a women who consumes around 6 cups of coffee every day tends to have shorter and smaller babies whereas a women who consumes 2 cups of coffee has a below average child.
Pregnant women are also advised to stay away from certain medicines, like pain killers, medicines which are used for curing migraines, colds and sleeping pills, since they contain their shares of caffeine. Caffeine tends to cross the placenta and reach the fetus with pregnancy. Caffeine may also stop blood circulation to the placenta which might harm the baby.
You can have decaffeinated coffee if you really can’t give up on it.
I am sure quite many of the readers must be shocked after knowing the hard facts about caffeine.
104 thoughts on “Caffeine Addiction and Women”
ZEEBA IS BITCHIN ABOUT COFFEE….. hahahahaha… tryin to wage a war against it kya ????
no baba…i luv coffee myself..i mean..i gulp down soo much of coffee while studyig n working…. bt then..afta all this…I wud obsly hve to reduce……..
I stopped drinking coffee, tea and eating chocolate about 2 months ago and i am happy with it! I don’t mind taking caffeine when I really need it (morning work after sleepless night) but not 10 times a day!
me too..cut down on coffee and TEA.. chocolates ok…once in a while.. or once a day to be honest.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 I am such a a caffine addict.. 😯
Btw you guys have to eat Dairy Milk Silk chocolate…it’s like the yummiest chocolate i have had in days :eat: :eat: :eat: :eat: :eat: :eat:
:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ratidoo, for some odd reason all sweet things show straight on my butt or face! your melody hai chocolatey too :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: same here but eat half one day and half other day na.. I just did that..i melted in my mouth like…uummmm…no words to explain..
No I am not.. :lol2: :lol2: I am just helping you enjoy good things in life :yelo: :yelo:
I too love Dairy milk silk…my fav is roasted almond…..yummm. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
And this article is scaring me.
I don’t know what I have to avoid during my pregnancy….which I guess would be after God knows how many years :jiggy2: :jiggy2:
But I can’t give up coffee :(( Atleast 2 cups of coffee/tea a day is must. Phwew!!!
Why women have to be so careful about everything? :smug: :smug:
i knw,,i mean alll the problems in the world hve to be faced by women.. :sweat: :sweat: :weep: :weep: :weep:
and yes..I do the same with chocolates..jus half aday..or jus a small toffee….. 🙁 and it shows up on my butt..ughhh!!!
dnt gve up Jinal..bt reduce it..or switch for alternatives.. 🙂
hmmmm yeah it is real yummy…
I have saved the half for today. WIll be eating it today also :yahoo:
though am not much crazy abt choc whenever i have one, i can hardly save the half for next day…i will finish off entire thing once i open it :eat: :eat:
I had to control myself way to much to do that..:P
u know something dairy milk aggrevates migraine (am suffering for past so many years :weep: )but even then i have it ocassionally :secret2: without my hubby’s knowledge
Oh no!! I didnt know this…I take chocolates very occasionally mainly because they show on my body pretty easily..but you sure it’s because of the chocolate only ?:)
yes dear..there are certain food items which are bad for migraine, well it vaires from person to person, and we have to keep experimenting to find out which are the real culprits..for me it is anything which contains cocoa, be it cakes,icecream, choc…so i always go for flavours other than chocolate :weep:
OH!!! That’s an interesting piece of info..Thanks for sharing. :))
zeeba, i luv coffee but since the past 6 months i have switched to decaffenated coffee. :yahoo: it is a lot more expensive but definitely good on my lips. :yahoo: besides i can put loads of it and still sleep well else sometimes i used to feel hard to go to sleep if had had more than 2 cups of coffee. :((
and for all of u out there, decaffenedted coffe and the one with caffeine taste almost exactly the same so plz switch to healthier options :))
Natasha is it better..like can you elaborate more on decaffenated coffee..
yeah they so taste more or less the same but how is it better?
ratidoo, i first checked the decaff coffee at sugar n spice at dlf promenade. u will get it in brands like twinings, nescafe, davidoff. i actullay wanted to try allt he brands but began with nescafe gourmet coffee. the label itsef will say” decaffeinated”. also, most places i notice will always be running short of these coffees bcoz i guess delhi is turning all health conscious.
i am not sure about other brands but this particular coffee ( it has a gree n wrapper) has better aroma and taste than the regular nescafe coffee. it tastes much better than the one with caffeine. and no it doesnt excite my senses as in suddenly makes me feel awake etc.
Nescafe also has the decaffinated version, I have seen that. i am so going to pick it up on my next visit. I mean I really dont want to give up on coffee. :(( thank god we are in a ge where we have options.. :waytogo:
Oh!! Thanks, Scarlett. I am going to read more on that. :)) Played with pigments? 🙂
karo karo..use ur pigments..play wid themm :green: :green: :green: :green:
yeah I have had this but you know how that rich aroma of coffee kinda mesmerizes you.. :hypnotized: Decaffinated version is a healthier option no so I’ll try to switch to that. :((
i think ineed to elaborate on decaf coffee soon..and I am also doing a special special article for all u married people .. “caffeine and pregnancy” 😛 a much more elaborate one…. tab tak enjoy ur coffee…. :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
I am so scared after reading this article :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:
chilll Rati…Then intention wasnt to scare u ppl off…bt to make u ppl aware..more of the “married ppl” aware….abt the harsh facts our beloved coffee has.. 🙁
I luv coffee too, need 1 cup in d mrng or evng n hv switched to decaf coffee since last 1 year.
Has it helped you, Nimi?
I drink 1 cup of cofee a day … 2 on cheating days but mostly 1 is enough :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: even though coffee doesnt make me awake much .. i can have a cup n sleep bindaas…
I dont think decaf tastes nearly as good as the regular stuff but its good enough and for the most part it’ll do :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
J doo I have started having green tea :green: Lipton has come up with this citrus flavoured green tea and it doesnt taste yuk at all. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
LOL i havent had their citrus wallah green tea but I like the normal wallah too …. will look out for this citrus thingy :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
It is not bad at all..I am so happy 😀 😀 😀 😀
ratidoo and everyone, here is how the pack looks like. its 198 gms and for rs.650 and does last me 3 months ( becoz i have very strong coffee else it can last much longer)
inside this box is not coffee powder but gritty coffee granules which easily dissolve in water. also, the box is very very good for storage of kitchen items after the coffee is over :toothygrin:
i want to try davidoff coffee next :yahoo:
I have seen it here..I am so picking it up.. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
yes ratidoo, this particular green coffee tastes exactly like caffenated ones. :woot: :woot: in fact, initially i was like company ka kya hai, aise hi decaff ka labl daal diya hoga since i just cudn’t tell the difference. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: but i noticed that i no longer suffer from all the side effects of caffenated coffee so it sure must be decaff. besides twinings and davidoff are forever out of stock when i go to promenade :(( and always the last jar of this green coffee is left waiting for me on a shelf :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
Green coffee… I like that :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Me too picking this up now because I drink atleast a cup of coffee every single day. :((
I have always wanted that red wala nescafe mug…any idea where can we get it from?
yeah I gifted a set of the similar black cups to mom..she likes them so much that she has nicely decorated them in her crockery showcase and never uses them.. 😐 😐
yeah..time to check out shopper’s stop one again. :))
I dunno …. mu nani used to have them in her house years ago .. i think now there are only promotional items no ???
yeah…could never get hold of those cups..infact i dont see them in promotional offers also. i toh would buy 6 of coffee packs and make a set of 6 cups. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:
what you do the whole day these days?? Work started?
Am doing trainee type work … and interviewing for real jobs saath saath mein … hope something works out .. yeh muft ka kaam mujhe nahin bhaata hai 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐
I know atleast there should be some pay to motivate you..Don’t worry, I am sure things will work out for you soon. :-*
i hve drunk jus 2 cups in the past 2 days.. 🙁
Today is Bee day…lolzz
almost all the articles are directly related to me… (m deciding- good or bad??????)
even m caffeine freak but i dont go more than 2 cuppas a day… haan jab exams hote they tab I used to have a lot…
decaf mein meko mazzaa nahi aaya :(( but its actually a good substitute..
And Rati.. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm meko bhi !!!!
Silk choclate..OMG!! you have to have it..let it melt a little . like dont eat it cold out of fridge .Eat it at the room temp and you’d see how it melts in your mouth. :drool:
even the galaxy caramel is same…ditto rather.. 🙂 *eating it now*
me dont like coffee…only tea in da morning…
used coffee beans are good for fighting cellulite by the way 😛 …need to rub them on the area u have cellulite…most cellulite fighting products have caffeine in them 😛
strong brewed coffee is supposed to give gloss to brown hair.. 🙂
plus lots of skincare these days have caffeine…
so dont toss that jar of coffee..use it externally(on ur hair n skin)
You don’t like coffee?? 😐 😐 Why ..I mean it’s not good. you should like coffee. 😛 😛
hahahahhaa..I knw…. :yelo: :yelo:
coffee makes me nauseous…and gives me a headache…IMAGINE!! :sick: :sick: :sick:
ooo baba..i drink coffee to get rid of head ache.. 🙁
and i drink tea and hot chocolate :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
Hmmm… I started drinking 6 cups of tea daily in 8th standard (courtesy my mom) and now I don’t know how much tea I drink, especially when I am teaching…
I am ok so far… :toothygrin:
Being a man mus be such a happy happy feeling na… u ppl dnt hve to actually care abt anythng.. ugghh…
Well, you are right about the happiness part. Men are a happy lot in general. :toothygrin:
You are wrong about not having to care about anything part. We need to take care of our women. That’s quite a job I tell you. :tongue:
ooooooooooooooooooooooooh..i c…….woh toh hai..bt anyways..women have to take care of so many thngs..like no chocolates..no sweets…..exercise…..u guys cn stuff it all jus like dat… :green: :green:
Zeeba ji, yes we guys stuff things without caring about fat, but that’s because we stuff lesser things in tummy than you girls do. Ever seen a guy going gaga over chocolates, pizzas, or pastas? Most guys are happy with home-cooked food. :smug:
We guys have our own fat-builder. It’s called ‘beer.’ Fortunately, it is less acceptable in families than chocolates, pizzas or pastas. :whistle:
le..wat do u mean?? I agree we eat.but u ppl also eat along us na………. i mean ..rati eats sumthng…i am sure u share..than why does it show up on her n not u… (Rati, i dnt mean to say U are fat) 😛
So hw cum u say..dat only gals eat..and guys dnt. 🙁
Ummm… I think you miss the point. Let me start with an extreme example and then generalize it. Women can have toffees and chocolates right from the day they get their teeth. Men cannot drink beer till they are 18 (legally). This fact alone gives women 16 years lead of hogging. The sharing part comes only later when a man and a woman are together. Before that, a man is not very fond of chocolates, or pizzas or pastas. See your brother or cousin who is not going around with any girl.
and the sharing part just means you girls spoil our eating habits. :smug:
isme bhi humari galti..waaah…..waaah… 😛
bhalaee ka toh zamana hi ni raha..
Hain? Aur kis cheez mein maine galti batayi? Agar batayi hai to zaroor hogi :toothygrin:
Ummm… I am forgetting to mention ‘pastries’ in the list again and again.
wat ya…u shud really thnaks us ki we share thngs with u all…bt ni…achaee dekhi hi ni jaati..only buraee nazar aati hai….. ghor kalyug..!! 🙁 :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Hihihihihihi… I don’t find any burayee in it. You are welcome to hog :toothygrin: Just don’t repent after hogging. :tongue:
me scared…. me sooo high on coffeee 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: 😮 😮 😮
hahaahhahhahaha..we all are.. 😛
try and reduce… 🙂 switch to decaff.. 🙂
yesterday, i was feeling very restless. i was talking loudly and pacing up and down my house. i felt like i could run non-stop for 2 hours. didn’t sleep until 3am. my heart was racing.
then i realized i had had a double espresso at 8pm. 😐
Rima, It’s not espresso. Ye regularly gym nahin jaane ke withdrawl symptoms hain. :lol2:
i go regularly sanjeev! just took 2 weeks break because of the intense fog in the morning. and i can only exercise in the morning. :yelo:
I have tea twice a day…me love my tea…n have to have it..or i get headache :((
Zeeba…..great article……I don’t like coffee a bit….back in my hometown, my granny used to make coffee from the beans grown in her garden and then process them to make her own coffee at home…..my mom, daddy are such coffee-loving people and I have the job to hide coffee powder from them so that they don;t make coffee for them frequently because it is so bad for heart. I don’t know, I like tea more…… :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:
Also, Zeeba, you know, coffee cuts down a male’s sperm count by halve giving rise to inferility issues….so you see…both genders are equally affected by coffee :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
and you are so happy to discover this piece of information. 😐
yeah, because zeeba was so much worried that coffee wasn’t males :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:
THANkS jomol….for d info..i mean…yeyyyy!!!! good for them…ab piyo coffee..
Zeeba is very happy on readin Jomol’s post…. :toothygrin:
BECAUSE,,there’s somethng nw d guys badly have to watch out for …..otherwise its only we girls.. 😐 😐 😐
I am not addicted to coffee :yahoo: :woot: so I dont have to worry
And I am addicted to healthier options like green tea :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
bang on sonam….blessed u!! :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:
Even I am addicted to green tea 😀 😀 ..though morning I need to have our regular masala chai to kickstart the day. I start getting uncomfortable if I dont have my morning tea!! :coffee: Awesome article Zeeba!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
Gud :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
thank Cali…we all have such a mindset na..even i feel like i missed out on sumthng imptnt..if i dnt hve tea in the mrng….ughhh!
caffeine effects the body adversely if you have coffee more than 5 times a day….a single cup is fine if taken at a proper time otherwise it can cause problems with sleep routine…..
nice article Zeeba..
i tried giving up coffee and have suffered such severe headaches that I know I cannot give it up especially at my workplace when trying to be as productive as i can is first priority.
I am sure most of this group is kind of really young but for a middle aged woman like me who is trying to get preg (1st kid) at 43 this article helps. I have wondered time and again whether coffee does reduce fertility and maybe it really is true.
quick question – is tea better? i have 1 cup of coffee a day but is 1 cup also just as bad when one is trying to conceive? (I know my age is a big factor too)
oooo.i knw giiving up on coffee or caffeine can be tough.so have to reduce it like little by little….ahh the Tea PART..TEA ALSO CONTAINS CAFFEINE..SO IF AT ALL YOU ARE TRYING TO CONCEIVE..PLEASE GIVE UP ON IT..TILL UR PREGNANCY AT LEAST..i THINK YOUR GYNEO MUST BE ABLE TO HELP u.
Thanks Zeeba. will try my best..appreciate the comments..
I am a such hot beverage addict, i actually get a high when i take those first few sips
I am so addicted to coffee and tea that I need either one of the two to go to sleep at night and the first thing in morning.I once tried going off both to reduce pms issues, and i was so sick for 2 weeks,no sleep,cud not keep food dpwn.so i had to go bac to them
ya totally..and if its been part of the routine its really tough..i didnt know it dosent get ok in 2 weeks also.. :sidefrown: