Nowadays, people are fond of drinking beverages containing caffeine such as soft drinks, coffee, energy drinks, and tea. In connection, many tea or coffee establishments are being built in today’s generation. This is due to the fact that people become busier and more pressured because of the stress brought by economic, social, political, and most of all financial problem. Another reason is that people use it as a replacement for water since it has greater taste most of the time sweet unlike water that it is tasteless. And the last reason is that, it has different colors that are really pleasing and attractive to the eyes of most of the individuals that will eventually persuade them to buy the product. One beverage that is really popular and is widely used by people all over the world is the tea. But how can caffeine in tea affect our body?
Caffeine is considered as a stimulant of the central nervous system, making the person to be temporarily awake especially during night time. Thus it helps the person to avoid being drowsy and restores alertness and active participation in whatever he is doing. Another advantage is that it has diuretic properties that talk about the increased passing of urine resulting to the elimination of the toxic materials from the body and the restoration of a new fluid again that really helps a lot in the digestion processes. Also, the relief from exhaustion that tea provides is due to caffeine because it improves the person’s concentration thus making him livelier. Caffeine’s stimulation of the heart and respiratory system causes shortening of reaction time, increase mental alertness and improved efficiency of muscle action, bringing more oxygen to the brain.
However, there are also some disadvantages of caffeine in tea. First, there is a possibility that caffeine can stop the development of the fetus according to some research; this also includes the contributing to the skeletal and other abnormalities and the lowering of the weight and. Moreover, caffeine may appear in mother’s milk too and babies can’t avoid these caffeine metabolites until they reach the age of seven or eight months. Because of these matter, pregnant and mothers who are breastfeeding should limit or avoid drinking beverages containing caffeine, including also the tea. Another is that regular users develop a strong tolerance to it, making the person to get addicted to tea and would even prefer tea than water. In addition, some studies show that ordinary consumption of caffeinated beverages such as tea contributes significantly to dehydration. This is due to the fact that people would usually drink a cup of tea or coffee rather than to drink a glass of water since it has a good taste that no wonder, people would eventually like it unlike the water that it is just a plain one. This is true to most of the men and women who are working in the offices, also the attorneys and other professionals.