Harm coffee for the human psyche - does it exist? What kind of coffee damage is more - ground or soluble? What is the harm of decaffeinated coffee? How is soluble coffee produced? Why does coffee affect different people differently? Getting used to coffee and what will happen if you sharply "tie" coffee?
Harm coffee. What is the degree of danger?
Harm coffee or benefit is caused to a person who consumes coffee? This issue has been discussed and continues to be discussed since those times (in Europe they came in the 17th and in Russia in the 18th century), as a fragrant drink - coffee - became common in the privileged strata of society, and then in all steel.
Like red wine, like many other food products - coffee causes a lot of controversy, different interpretations, is the basis for a lot of research - and all with one purpose - to decide if coffee is an invigorating, refreshing drink - is it all the same harmful or useful? Is it an antioxidant that protects against aging or a disturbing, exciting potion that adversely affects young, not fully mature youth brains and causes hypertensive crises in the elderly? In general - is there any harm to the coffee or not?
In principle, there are no drinks that are absolutely harmful and useful, we can only determine the degree of harm and danger of using them in different categories of people and decide what - the pros or cons - in this application more. We will try to identify the harm of coffee in general, but we will clarify, first of all, which type of coffee is more or less harmful, and for whom, specifically.
Harm coffee. What harms more - coffee soluble or ground?
In general, when scientists or ordinary people talk about coffee, it is still about coffee with a hammer and brewed - in a Turk, whether in a fashionable coffee machine. Soluble coffee, most of the world's coffee lovers - does not drink, and the bulk of this type of coffee consumes Russia and developing countries. Let's compare how much harm coffee can be caused more - from ground coffee or instant coffee.
It turns out that each type of coffee has its own harm. Instant coffee is prepared in such a way (that there would not be mentioned in the commercials about its naturalness!) That coffee itself, like caffeine in it, is not so much. This is good for those who are hurt by unnecessary excitement, who have heart problems, neuroses and other psychoemotional disorders. But the harm of soluble coffee for those suffering from liver, stomach and other digestive organs is very high. So it turned out - the processes used in the processing of coffee grains, whether granulation or sublimation, add to the drink some substances that irritate the stomach mucosa, liver cells, and the like. So whether to get coffee damage to your stomach or nervous system - the choice is yours!
By the way, coffee without caffeine, which, according to the logic of things, should be completely harmless - after all the most dangerous and ambiguous substance is removed from it - in fact, it is not in the least, not less harmful! The process of decaffeination (by the way, quite complex, and therefore, decaffeinated coffee costs more than usual) saturates the drink with even more chemical components, and it is not possible to determine from which the harm of coffee is greater, from them or from ill-fated caffeine.
Harm coffee. How is caffeine split?
It turned out that the cleavage of caffeine in the human body (and in coffee a lot of biologically active substances, but we are now considering only caffeine) is due to genetics. Ie, someone's body breaks down caffeine slowly and is excited, narrows its vessels - too slowly, and someone's fast. Therefore, the effect of the same species, the brand of coffee, equally brewed and in the same amount per person, will produce the effect of psychomotor agitation, increased heart rate, increased pressure, etc., and the other after three cups of coffee quietly fall asleep. The trouble is that no one initially knows how exactly its genotype is arranged, it can be checked only by trial and error, and sometimes the price of such experiments is high. Realizing, finally, that specifically he harms coffee is significant, a person manages to earn neurosis, hypertension and heart rhythm disturbances. In addition, the perception of coffee affects the type of higher nervous activity. Namely, the predominance of melancholic, sanguine, choleric or phlegmatic temperament, which no one really knows about himself, and rarely "pure" choleric persons or melancholics are found in life - something simply predominates. And how the regular use of a cup of coffee on physical and mental health will affect - also a mystery with seven seals.
From my practice I remember a few cases when girls suffering from neuroses, well, for example, obsessive, panic attacks, got a sharp aggravation of the condition when using just one (!) Cup of coffee with milk in the student canteen - and what kind of coffee fortress there is " served "- do not explain. Even with such a low concentration of caffeine, the damage to coffee was very serious.
Even the level of atmospheric pressure, sharp wind, temperature change, not to mention the regular changes in the hormonal cycle, affect the perception of coffee. And if it is a question of regular, often unmeasured consumption, here we can not even try to predict - how to receive coffee today, and how our organism, our higher nervous activity, our psyche will react the day after tomorrow. And what harm to coffee as a result of us can be caused. If the "drug" is so unpredictable - it's hard to call it useful. Maybe someone, sometime and in some quantities, it is useful, in any case, not harmful, but how to determine - to whom, when and in which ones?
Harm coffee. Getting used to coffee.
Caffeine is addictive - like any drug. This is proven. Certainly, heroin or ecstasy harms much more powerful than the harm of coffee, and is much more destructive to both the body and the psyche of an addicted person. But the fact remains - the constant, prolonged, regular and abundant (but not necessarily regular) use of coffee leads to the fact that without it a person can no longer work fruitfully, actively think, create. And later - without coffee, a person can not just move, perform even a monotonous work that does not require creativity, can not do anything - until the exciting potion is poured into itself. Harm coffee from such dependence, of course, on the face. And the dose of coffee, which has to bring itself first to the creative, active, and then simply to the working state, eventually increases - this is a sign of real drug addiction. If there is no possibility (or the decision to stop drinking coffee), hard-core couples begin to lose strength, weakness, headaches, sometimes sad, depressed mood - in general, the real narcotic "breaking"!
Physiologically, this is due to the fact that in the human brain, the receptors that are affected by caffeine and the brain's own energy brain - adenosine - are the same, but adenosine relaxes the central nervous system, gives a feeling of rest and drowsiness. With the constant presence of caffeine, all receptors are occupied by them, and adenosine is simply not produced, as unnecessary. But the decision to do away with coffee at the same time leads to the rapid release of receptors - there is nothing to occupy them, and then adenosine begins to be produced in large quantities - a person falls into drowsiness, weakness, "hibernation" and another way to turn everything back - just no. Thus, the harm of coffee in this situation is made in turning you from a cheerful, cheerful person into a sleepy, lazy person. But if you want to "get down" with coffee, you will definitely have to experience it until the balance is restored. Different people have this condition can last differently - someone has a few days, and someone has a few weeks.
Harm coffee. Draw conclusions.
Here are some complex processes, as it turned out, occur in the brain of a person regularly consuming seemingly banal coffee. Well, what do you call a useful substance that causes such serious changes in higher nervous activity ?! It is obvious that the harm of coffee, applied to the body with constant use, is addictive, and besides caffeine, in case of instant coffee, it also fills you with different chemistry. And when you try to stop drinking coffee, you become sleepy and lazy for a while. There are also studies showing that coffeemakers have more pronounced cravings and are more likely to develop dependence on smoking, alcohol and drugs. Draw conclusions!