Nutrition Myths

Tag - caffeine

Is caffeine bad for you?

Is caffeine bad for you?

Caffeine containing foods or beverages can either be bad or good for you depending on your genetic predisposition, on your allergic reaction to it or on the amount of caffeine consumed. For most people 400mg (between 3-5 cups of coffee) of caffeine...

Is caffeine addictive?

Is caffeine addictive?

Caffeine causes physical dependency and not caffeine addiction as drugs such as opioids. It has different effects on the human brain than addictive drugs.

Caffeine allergy

Caffeine allergy, or allergy to caffeinated beverages such as coffee, is very rare. The known symptoms are hives (urticaria) and anaphylaxis.

Adenosine

Adenosine is a molecule that plays an important role in various parts of the body. It also competes with caffeine for the adenosine receptors in the brain, producing some of the caffeine most common side-effects, like increased energy.

Is coffee bad for you?

Is coffee bad for you?

Coffee can be bad or good for you, mostly depending on your reaction to its main component, caffeine. The health benefits as well as the negative effects of different daily amounts of coffee varies greatly between individuals. Learn which situation...