4x what does caffeine do to your body

‘But first, coffee.’ ‘Don’t talk to me before my morning coffee.’ ‘Coffee: the most important meal of the day.’ You probably know them, all those spells about coffee. For many of us, this kind of morning is well integrated into the daily rhythm. But do you know what the caffeine from your hot drink does to you? (Except waking up). All the facts in a row. 

First an update where the substance caffeine can be found. The best known is, of course, just coffee, but did you know that tea is also known as theine? In addition, caffeine is also in cola, iced tea, energy drinks and even in chocolate. The amount of the substance in each product varies considerably, but the biggest sources of caffeine are espresso and energy shots.


As soon as caffeine is absorbed into your blood, it enters your brain. There it blocks certain receptors, so you will get an increased state of alertness. The release of adrenaline is also stimulated, which only reinforces that. Result: you can handle the world, but it could also be that you feel a bit hunted.


Because of the adrenaline and cortisol released after drinking a cup of coffee, your blood vessels narrows. This causes your blood pressure to rise, which in turn causes your heart rate to drop. With a large intake, this can even lead to arrhythmias, but no worries, you really have to drink a lot of coffee.


Caffeine stimulates your kidneys, so you have to urinate more. You probably recognize this: right after your cup of coffee or tea you immediately feel the pressure on your bladder. This is not because, contrary to what people often say, caffeine dehydrates, so you have to pee more. It is still the same amount, you just have to go to the bathroom faster. If you sit there for a number two it is not so strange, because coffee also stimulates the stomach and intestines. But whether that is because of the caffeine, or whether another substance is responsible for this, is not (yet) known.


In addition to all the effects, you also get more energy from coffee and it takes away your tiredness. This can be great during exercise, because this way you can keep your spicy workout up! Exactly the reason why caffeine is often added to pre workouts shakes. However, it can also be a disadvantage that caffeine makes you so alert, energetic and motivated. For example, if you suddenly become completely hypedbent after a cup of coffee after dinner, while you actually wanted to go to bed early. You lie there and stare at the ceiling. A good tip to get to sleep better is also to avoid these drinks!


In short: that daily cup of coffee does quite a lot with your body. And to be honest, at Fitgirlcode HW we can no longer do without. Also so fond of this hot drink? Will you let us know in the comments what your favorite coffee is?

Quick Summer Breakfast

You don’t always feel like making a heavy breakfast in the morning that takes you a long time to prepare. I for instance, have never enough time in the morning to make breakfast (I like my bed a lot). Therefore I now start every morning with a breakfast of fruit and nuts. It is healthy, delicious and quick to make. 

Quick Spring Breakfast

I’m going to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes I found on Veganchallenge.nl: the Kiwi-apple salad. This one is also a very good for hot summer days.


  • 6 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 3 apples, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons of walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of agave syrup
  • 50 g walnuts (roughly chopped)

Remove the core from the apples and cut into thin slices. Put the kiwi and apple in a bowl. Mix the oil with the juice and agave syrup and sprinkle it over the fruit. Add some walnuts. Tip: if you don’t like walnuts, you can also take almond flakes and roast. You can always add some more nuts if you want.

The great thing about this breakfast is that you can make so many different varieties. All you have to do is be creative. So try it, and let me know what you think of this recipe. And if you guys have more ideas: share it! Would love to hear your feedback! 

Source: http://veganchallenge.nl/kiwi-appelsalade-2/