Exactly How Much Is Too Much For A Coffee?
Are you someone who can not kickstart a day without a mug of coffee? Then… Hey! Welcome to the club. Apparently, we all are on the same page.
Coffee is such a potent beverage that helps boost energy levels, brings clarity to your thoughts, and better concentration at work. It is also helpful for other health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and depression, and the list is long (For a detailed study, check this study by Healthline).
However, just like every coin has two sides. And the sides have their effects too if it’s beyond limitations.
So, what are those limitations?
And exactly, how much coffee is too much?
We will have a look on but before that, let’s take a tour of the adverse side effects of coffee dependency. To have a better understanding of what else coffee can do to you other than kickstarting your day.
Caffeine is the most widely popular and consumed drug. This is also used in several food items and is the most common that you can think of… Chocolates.
But the problem arises with its hindrance to your everyday life cycle including your physical and mental health, yet you cannot cut down on it. That’s when you realize, you are addicted to this drug.
The darker side of coffee addiction
Too much of everything causes problems, including too much coffee. Here are some major common symptoms that can be seen when there is too much coffee inside our bodies.
- Increase in heart rate
If you are facing any of the above symptom or symptoms then I highly recommend you to seek a professional help.
Recommended safe dose
Prevention is always better than cure. And to prevent coffee dependency, one needs to set some boundaries around it, and limitations. For that, the most widely accepted safe dose that is recommended by Mayoclinic:
There are different recommended doses for different individuals. However, up to 400 milligrams of caffeine is considered to be a safe dose for most healthy adults. This is equivalent to four cups a day. Also, the considerable fact is, that the caffeine contents vary with different brands and types of drinks.
No doubt, I love coffee and I can’t imagine my morning without a mug of coffee. But yes! That’s the only mug I consume for the entire day. Because loving something is great but making it an addiction is bad. It’s bad for health and I believe, nothing comes above health. So, better to maintain a thin line between love and addiction.
Also, if you are the one finding any difficulty understanding your health condition, never hesitate to seek for a professional help.