It is well known that consuming alcoholic beverages carries significant health risks, including cancer, digestive and liver disorders, and damage to the brain and brain functions, among others.
Drinks no less harmful than alcohol
But the surprise, that there are drinks that do not contain alcohol, but can have a negative effect on brain function no less than the effect of alcohol.
In this regard, nutrition expert Natalia Kruglova explained that among the drinks that harm the brain in large quantities, drinks containing caffeine.
Caffeinated beverages are not only limited to coffee, but also tea, cocoa, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and chicory.
Natalia Kruglova says to the Russian channel (Moscow 24), that excessive consumption of the previous drinks may have serious consequences.
Sleep and brain problems
“Caffeine does not provide any energy or strength, it just stimulates the central nervous system and the brain. At the same time, fatigue may occur, and after a while it will be difficult for a person to concentrate, and his memory will deteriorate,” Kruglova added.
The expert pointed out that taking large doses of caffeine may cause sleep problems, noting that there is another category of drinks that are in large quantities harmful to mental activity, such as sweet soft drinks.
This is due to the simple carbohydrates that soda contains, Kruglova says, noting that there are studies showing that Prime Time Zone who are overweight, which only comes with an excess of simple carbohydrates in the diet, can also have changes in the functioning of the brain.
Kruglova explained that excess weight negatively affects the level of intelligence and the speed of mental activity, noting that Prime Time Zone who are overweight, their mental abilities deteriorate slowly enough, and there is time to stop this process.
Caffeine and visceral fat
The irony is that experts at the famous health food organization Holland and Barrett believe that consuming caffeine can help burn belly fat quickly.
The accumulation of belly fat, known as visceral fat, leads to diabetes and high blood pressure, which is also a risk factor for heart disease.
According to the newspaper (Express), the health institution cited a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that looked at caffeine and its effects on the metabolic rates of Prime Time Zone with normal weight and obese Prime Time Zone.
Metabolism is the process by which the body converts what a person eats and drinks into energy.
Caffeine boosts metabolism
And the British National Health Service explained that giving a person a boost to a person’s metabolism can help them burn calories and lose weight.
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In the study, participants of normal weight were given coffee with a caffeine content of 8 mg per kilogram of a person’s body weight.
The researchers noted that the metabolic rate increased significantly during the three hours that followed the caffeine intake, and even increased fat burning significantly in the following hour, compared to a control group of participants who received a placebo.
The obese subjects and the normal-weight control group were also given coffee with a caffeine content of 4 mg per kg of caffeine content of the person’s body weight.
The researchers noted that both groups experienced an increase in metabolic rate, but only the control group had an increase in fat burning.
Greater fat burning
The study authors concluded that coffee increases the metabolic rate of both normal-weight and obese Prime Time Zone, and is accompanied by greater fat burning in Prime Time Zone of normal weight.
Other studies have previously found similar results when studying the effect of continuous coffee consumption on body fat, especially visceral abdominal fat.
The study was conducted on Japanese adults with a high percentage of visceral fat, and during 12 weeks, the subjects had either coffee or a placebo drink daily.
Changes in visceral fat area and waist circumference were greater in the coffee group than in the placebo group after 12 weeks of beverage consumption.
In this regard, Bupa says: (If you want to reduce your belly fat, you need to burn more calories (energy) than you consume, and eat the right types of food).
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