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Bad News For Coffee Lovers: It's Best To Avoid It During The Cold Season

Date December 27, 2018 15:50

Hot drinks seem one of the few ways to warm up in the cold season, especially if you have to spend a lot of time outdoors. However, you must have noticed that the spreading warmth disappears very soon. Why is this happening and what drinks aren’t recommended in the winter? Let’s find out.

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Low temperatures cause our bodies to give heat away to the environment. Undoubtedly, clothes and hot drinks protect us from hypothermia, which can quickly but briefly warm you up.

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Coffee in large quantities isn’t the best choice on a cold day

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Coffee lovers are aware of its key benefits. In addition to energy, it stimulates brain activity, helps to improve metabolism, increases endurance, and provides the body with the necessary antioxidants. It is believed that its moderate consumption helps reduce the risk of developing a number of diseases (for example, heart conditions, oncological ailments, Parkinson's, and dementia).

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However, caffeine is a natural diuretic agent, meaning its constant consumption can cause an increased urge to urinate. This contributes not only to rapid body dehydration but also to a decrease in body temperature since urine is much warmer than the body.

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This doesn’t mean you should completely abandon your favorite drink: you can give preference to hot chocolate, decaf latte, warming non-alcoholic hot cocktails, or chamomile tea.

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We have previously mentioned about the reasonable consumption of coffee for a good reason. Too much caffeine can cause various health problems, as well as the development of addiction. Human tolerance to caffeine is determined by the reaction of the body to a certain dose. After a cup of this drink, your mood may improve, extra energy appear, and the ability to concentrate is increased. However, most of us are accustomed to drinking coffee of a certain strength. This causes the body to get used to it, making the feeling of improvement pass faster and faster.

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Coffee is an excellent tonic, but is only beneficial in small amounts. Many of us aren’t ready to abandon this drink, but it is worth trying to reduce its quantity during the cold season because the warming effect is quite ambiguous.

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.