Is coffee a drug?

I was at a party last night. The person left to me has a coffee plantation and wants to sell me coffee even though she doesn’t drink it. The guy to my right has stopped drinking coffee for health reasons. He can think clearer and doesn’t get as agitated. So, I found this, this morning.

”Caffeine Acts as a Stimulant
Caffeine is a toxic stimulant. This is not natural for the body. It activates the “fight or flight” response.

It’s important to remember that the caffeine in coffee is a powerful substance. It can stimulate the central nervous system, increase heartbeat and metabolic rate, increase the secretion of stomach acid, and step up secretion of stomach acid, and step up kidney and bladder action. It’s also well known for its annoying ability to affect sleep.i

The article goes on to say that in higher doses, caffeine can cause “coffee nerves”—a wide assortment of symptoms including anxiety, irritability, headaches, light-headedness, nausea, and diarrhea.ii

Coffee can cause a temporary increase in blood sugar, but it is quickly followed by a decrease, and stimulates the release of adrenaline, which causes body tissues to be broken down into sugar and fat. Too much insulin is produced, and the blood sugar falls to a low level.

Caffeine is a Poison
Caffeine, which is the main chemical in coffee, is a powerful poison! A drop of caffeine injected into the skin of an animal will produce death within a few minutes. An infinitely small amount injected into the brain will cause convulsions. The amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee is quite small, yet we drink coffee because of the effect of the caffeine, just as we smoke because of the effect of the nicotine. Both are drugs, and both are habit-forming. Both are poisons.”.

There is more on that website .. I wonder if I could stop drinking coffee. Why would I? I don’t ” do drugs”  so why not have this pleasure in life. ON the other hand, seeing I’m trying to live a healthy life, why would I drink coffee?  hmmmmmmmm

what do you think? Do you drink coffee? Did you stop? and why?

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