Does Caffeine Aggravate Your Tinnitus?

Once caffeine lovers have developed hearing loss or tinnitus, they are often told to cut it out of their diet because there is a common belief that caffeine consumption can cause or aggravate ringing in the ears. That’s to say, they have to cut out coffee, chocolate, tea, cola and other caffeine containing foods in order to ease the symptoms. However, recently some researchers put forward their argument and some studies have demonstrated that reducing caffeine intake might actually make tinnitus worse. Continue reading Does Caffeine Aggravate Your Tinnitus?

Does Caffeine Cause Weight Gain or Loss?

coffee-weight-lossCaffeine is a central nervous system stimulant naturally found in kola nuts, tea and coffee. It is even an ingredient of certain medicines. When it comes to caffeine causing weight gain or loss, there has been much debate. Although one of these two views may prevail in certain of time, there’s new evidence to back up the other soon. However, one thing’s for sure though: proponents of both views agree that excess caffeine intake can pose problems. Next, let’s analyze them individually. Continue reading Does Caffeine Cause Weight Gain or Loss?

How Much Does Coffee Boost Metabolism?

caffeine-boost-metabolismYou may have heard that drinking coffee regularly could help burn calories and lose weight. So, does caffeine increase your metabolism? Now this view has been confirmed scientifically. The resting metabolic rate can increase by 3 to 4 percent after consumption of 100 mg doses of caffeine, according to a study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”. Continue reading How Much Does Coffee Boost Metabolism?

Can Drinking Green Tea Cause Diarrhea?

decaf-green-teaGreen tea’s potential health benefits are enormous and people around the world drink it on daily basis for a number of purposes, such as helping heart, improving weight loss, fighting cancer, boosting memory, and so on. However, it was reported that some people might have diarrhea after drinking this beverage. So, does green tea cause loose stools? Continue reading Can Drinking Green Tea Cause Diarrhea?

Does Caffeine Cause or Help Migraines?

migraine-medication-caffeineMigraines are one of the common health problems. When the attacks or episodes occur, painkillers are usually needed for a quick relief. In 1984, researchers found that caffeine could give a boost to the effectiveness of pain relievers. Since then this bitter substance found in coffee and tea became a common ingredient in headache medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. However, it is important to note that caffeine is a double-edged sword for migraine sufferers. In other words, while it can treat this genetic neurological disease it may make it worse due to withdrawal reaction. Continue reading Does Caffeine Cause or Help Migraines?

What Is the Connection between Caffeine and Calcium?

caffeine-effects-calciumAs one of the most popular beverages in the world, coffee is consumed to mainly help people who need something to refresh them. However, too much caffeine intake can be harmful to bone health. Reportedly, long-term use of caffeine may damage the human gastrointestinal tract and, worse still, interact with minerals, reduce their absorption, and lead to calcium deficiency and osteoporosis. So, does coffee deplete calcium in the body? Continue reading What Is the Connection between Caffeine and Calcium?

Does Coffee Cause Adrenal Fatigue?

caffeine-adrenal-glandsFor many of you having a cup of coffee in the morning can give you a lift in energy. But for people with adrenal fatigue, drinking coffee regularly may aggravate state of illness since caffeine can over-stimulate the adrenal glands. In addition, it causes anxiety and stress too. In this case, foods and drinks high in caffeine, including energy drinks, sodas, coffees, and teas, are not good stimulants for a temporary pick-up if you are experiencing health problems resulting from too much circulating cortisol, ‘the stress hormone’. Otherwise, that only makes things worse since caffeine can set off a stress response. So, if possible please avoid coffee completely if you wish a speedy recovery from the illness. Continue reading Does Coffee Cause Adrenal Fatigue?

Drinking Coffee to Lose Weight?

coffee-dietCan drinking coffee help you lose weight? It seems that this controversial topic has been discussed for a while and there is no general agreement yet. However, there’s no denying that it is a good idea to start your day by sipping a cup of coffee in the morning because it can perk you up for the day. Since a caffeinated drink is known for its refreshing and exciting properties, does that mean that it can prevent weight gain by increasing the metabolism? Continue reading Drinking Coffee to Lose Weight?

Does Caffeine Cause Impotence?

coffee-side-effectsCoffee has now become one of the favorite beverages in the world. However, recently there are rumors that drinking too much caffeine, a bitter substance found in kola nuts, tea, coffee, chocolate and others, could result in impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) even though you are in your 20s. It is well known that the right amount of coffee brings many benefits – speed up the metabolism, promote digestion, improve constipation, improve skin roughness, and more. So, can caffeine really hurt male sexual health? Well, let’s find out the link between impotence and caffeine now. Continue reading Does Caffeine Cause Impotence?

Caffeine and Nicotine: the Differences and Similarities

cigarette-coffeeFrom the perspective of phytochemicals, caffeine and nicotine can be considered as similar substances under the same group. Of course, they are classified based on their effects on the nervous system, rather than on their bitter flavor in common. Thanks for that, coffee, tea, and tobacco now has swept the world and will keep offering a daily hit to many addicts. Despite this, they actually are two different stimulants although they are often combined together for a greater pleasure. Continue reading Caffeine and Nicotine: the Differences and Similarities