Things You Didn’t Know Caffeine Does to Your Body
Caffeine gives you more than just jitters
Are you the type of person who needs to have their latte, cappuccino or macchiato in the morning? Do you need an energy drink to keep you alert during your work day? One thing these drinks all have in common is caffeine. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that is commonly found in coffee and energy drinks, but is also present in tea, cacao plants and some medications. It is recommended that caffeine intake not exceed 400 milligrams a day, according to Julia Zumpano, a dietitian from Cleveland Clinic. Depending on your tolerance for caffeine, you might not realize the effects it may be having on your body.
Protects your liver from disease
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Studies have shown that coffee and tea drinkers have significantly decreased risks of chronic diseases of the liver. Coffee can also reduce the number of liver enzymes and may help offset fibrosis, which is the scarring of the liver in response to injury.