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Is Caffeine A Drug?

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You know what? Caffeine is the world's most popular stimulant. Its almost everywhere. It is in your coffee, tea, the sodas and even in some desserts that you enjoy after a meal.

And yes, it gives you a high whether you have ever realised it or not. And yes, many studies say that it is a drug; a psychoactive drug! But it doesn't come under drugs that create hallucinations. It just affects your mental state.

Also Read: You Do Not Need Coffee To Keep You Awake

Drinking a cup of coffee a day is safe but stay away form energy drinks, caffeine pills and cubes. They may have side effects. Here are some more facts about caffeine....

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Fact #1

Firstly, caffeine acts on your nervous system. It quickly makes you alert and helps you move faster. Yes, it creates certain changes in your mind and body after you consume it.

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Fact #2

You thought that caffeine is safe compared to all other drugs out there. Of course, you won't die if you have a cup of coffee, but wait. High doses can kill. There are people who died only due to caffeine overdose!

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Fact #3

When you stop its consumption suddenly, even caffeine causes withdrawal symptoms! Those who consume caffeine through pills or supplements may have higher chances of over-dosage and addiction.

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Fact #4

Why coffee and chocolate have similarities? Well, its a chemical compound known as theobromine in cocoa that is responsible. It is almost like caffeine.

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Fact #5

Do you need to avoid caffeine? No. In fact, drink a cup of coffee a day. It helps in preventing certain health issues like cancer, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cardiovascular issues. Use coffee like a medicine and use it in moderation.

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Fact #6

Pregnant women may need to stay away from caffeine as it is said to raise the risk of miscarriage and insomnia.

Also Read: Why Green Tea Is Better Than Coffee?

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Fact #7

Though it has some health benefits, it is very important to limit its consumption. As caffeine is a stimulant, it can be addictive and may cause withdrawal symptoms too. Also, high doses can kill. Stay away from caffeine pills, supplements and powders. Drink only a cup of coffee a day.