A Glamorized Addiction

Coffee is a glamorized addiction. With the branding extravaganza, masterminded by companies, such as Starbucks, this glamorized addiction has solidified not only its role in modern pop culture, but also its must-have importance on many of our daily agendas.

I have stopped consuming coffee. Not only is it because of the excessive consumption of caffeine can cause skin irritation, but also, more importantly, the stimulating property in the caffeine is responsible for causing abnormal heart rate.

Someone that I am acquainted with once told me that when her father was a young man, he worked as a pilot. In a routine body checkup, his heart was beating so fast that the doctor thought he was having a heart attack. My acquaintance’s father was ordered by the doctor on loud speakers to return to the medical centre. It turned out that his abnormal heartbeat was caused by caffeine in a cup of coffee that he had consumed, prior to the body checkup.

Drinking coffee isn’t one of those absolutely horrible things we can do to our bodies. Having a bit of indulgence of it, one in a while, is perfectly OK. That being said, like many things in life, if we consume it excessively and frequently, we certainly can expect to see and experiment the harm that it does to our health.

Published by Robbie's Blog

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