How much coffee is too much?
There exist various recommendations of how much coffee you can drink a day without harming your health. Some recent publications in medical journals says that up to 5 cups of coffee a day can be beneficial to your health! That sounds great, especially if you are a coffee lover.
According to “Circulation” journal, people who consume 1 to 5 cups of coffee a day less frequently die because of cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases, and suicides. Another survey has proved that coffee consumption does not have any links with cancers.
But if you drink a lot more than 5 cups of coffee a day? Is it really bad? According to a recent survey, more than 5 cups of coffee has no connection with increased mortality. The researchers claim that coffee helps reduce insulin resistance and fight inflammations, moreover, it is rich in antioxidants. However, the recommended daily dose should be limited to 600 mg of caffeine. One cup of coffee can have 100 to 450 mg of caffeine, depending on the quantity of coffee and its preparation. Caffeine can increase blood pressure and lead to sleep disorders.
In addition, if you smoke coffee can be bad for your health, because both smoking and coffee increase blood pressure.
Returning to the question of how much coffee a day to drink, a healthy dose should not be more than 5 cups.