How much coffee can you drink per day so as not to harm the body
Coffee is not only a way to cheer up, but also to pass the time by talking and just have a pleasant time sipping your favorite drink. But when does ordinary coffee turn into a drink that is harmful to the body and how much can you drink in a day, the publication found out Times of India.
For many, coffee is important.
Many people turn to caffeine to recharge their bodies and get through the day. As beneficial as it may seem, you never know when your usual caffeine intake will start working against you.
What happens if you drink too much coffee
Coffee, with all its health benefits, is ultimately addictive. Excess caffeine in any form can lead to problems such as insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety, heart palpitations, digestive problems, fatigue, and most importantly, addiction. Hence, it is vital that you curb your coffee habits and keep them in check.
How many cups is too much
Science calls caffeine one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances. While the caffeine content can be alarming, an average cup of coffee can be 40 to 400 milligrams. It is very likely that most of us consume on average up to 100 mg of caffeine per day. However, 400 mg is the maximum that humans can technically go for. A large dose can be potentially devastating, and this is what experts would call "too much." 400 mg of caffeine - found in about 10 cans of cola or 2 energy drinks.
Excess caffeine can also lead to other health problems
Research in recent years has also made a startling discovery about what too much caffeine can do to your body.
A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who drank more than six cups of coffee a day were 22% more likely to be victims of cardiovascular disease and development, compared with those who admitted to drinking one or two cups of coffee a day. ... This statement does not depend on the person's metabolic rate.
Avoid caffeine addiction
It has also been observed that developing a habit of drinking a lot of coffee can also cause nervous breakdowns and lead to seizures.
For pregnant women, despite the fact that the use of caffeine in any form is considered a great ban, the average amount should even be below 300 mg. Anything above 250-300 mg is associated with an increased likelihood of miscarriage, loss of energy, and increased heart rate.
For teenagers and young adults, less is more.
Is coffee harmful
Not really. Contrary to popular belief, coffee isn't the worst thing you drink. Studies have shown that caffeine contains some rich antioxidants that can reduce pain, constrict inflamed veins, and help you live longer - as long as you drink coffee within normal limits. So, it's best to know what's best for your body and stick to it accordingly.
What are the alternatives
A cup of coffee may seem like a must, but there are many alternatives that can give your body the same level of energy, with the exception of caffeine. Fermented drinks like kombucha, green tea, hot water with lemon and honey, apple cider vinegar, or even tea can help. Fruit juices, raw fruits, or just water can be very beneficial too.
Whether you drink it in the morning, afternoon, or evening on busy days, the drink you are consuming should contain additional nutrition that benefits you rather than depleting your body.
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