Do you consider yourself a coffeeholic?
Considering the stretched work hours we have been following of late, a lot many of us could possibly be turning to caffeine to recharge the body and get going through the day. As helpful as that seems, you never really know when your regular caffeine fix starts to work against you.
What happens when you drink too much coffee?
Coffee, with all its helpful benefits, is ultimately no less than addictive. Depending on how you take it, it can be a zero-calorie drink, but ultimately, it’s not something you get nutrition from. Excess of caffeine, in any form, can lead to problems like insomnia, blood pressure flare-up, anxiety, palpitations, digestive issues, fatigue, and most importantly, lead to an addiction. Hence, it’s vital that you curb your coffee habits and keep them under check.
So, how many cups is too much?
The main culprit in your cuppa joe is the caffeine present in it, which science terms as one of the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance. While caffeine content can wary, an average cup of coffee can have anywhere between 40 milligrams to even 400 milligrams. It can be highly likely that most of us, on average, consume up to 100 mg caffeine through the day. However, 400 mg is the maximum people can technically go to. Anything more than that could be potentially destructive and is what experts would term ‘too much’.
Excess caffeine can also lead to other health problems, so avoid intake or sitch to alternatives like fresh juice