What is the harm of drinking coffee?

Q: My mom never allows me to have coffee when I am studying while I love coffee like anything. She instead focuses on milk and juice which I hate badly. I don't understand the reason behind not drinking coffee.

A: Caffeine in small doses acts as a stimulant and keeps you awake, so a cup once a day may be alright. Excessive coffee drinking gives side effects like tremors, fast pulse rate, irritability, acidity, and stomach pain. Coffee also causes addiction and could also cause insomnia. It also stresses up the stress hormones that can stay elevated for up to 18 hours. It is hence beneficial to rely on milk or juice when you stay up late.

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