Coffee is a beverage that a lot of people consume on a daily basis. In fact, if we talk in numbers, then people around the world consume 19 billion pounds of coffee, annually. There has been a never ending debate on whether coffee is good for your health or not. Coffee lovers say, it keeps them awake and energized whenever they feel low and need to stay awake for work, which happens because of the presence of caffeine in it. Caffeine is a white bitter, crystalline substance which can be very toxic in large doses but in normal doses it has high therapeutic values.There is one more belief that coffee can increase your blood pressure for up to three hours post consumption. But how far is this belief true? Let’s find out !
According to some researchers, caffeine causes your adrenal glands to release more adrenaline, which causes your blood pressure to increase.
People who drink coffee on a daily basis have higher blood pressure than the ones who don’t. But if you consume something daily after a point your body gets used to it and does not respond to it the way it used to in the very beginning, it is the same when it comes to coffee. People who consume coffee daily can experience high blood pressure in the beginning but the body gradually gets used to the caffeine amount.
Those who already experience high blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking coffee or any caffeinated beverage for that matter. Their might be some people who would be concerned about the increasing levels of their blood pressure, in that case you can limit the amount of coffee you drink per day. Also, Coffee has many effects beyond the cardiovascular system. Some people benefit from it because of its ability to increase alertness, but for others the neurological actions of coffee include insomnia, anxiety or tremors and migraine sufferers may have an attack triggered by a sudden increase or decrease in coffee consumption.
If you are a person who suffers from high blood pressure then avoiding consumption of coffee is advised. Especially, before doing any activity that might shoot up your blood pressure like, workout, weightlifting but to ensure if coffee shoots up your blood pressure or not you can check it using a blood pressure machine before and 20 minutes after drinking a cup of coffee.