How much coffee is good for health?
Does coffee feel like a magical potion that transmits morning brightness into a state of glowing productivity? And since it’s so good, it feels like such a wonderful cheat !! But do you know, caffeine in it, whether consumed as an energy drink or a cup of coffee acts as a psychoactive drug and like all drugs, caffeine has some pretty strong effects on the body?
WHAT IS CAFFEINE?
Caffeine is a raw stimulant found in specific leaves, beans, and fruits of over 60 plants worldwide. The most familiar sources in our diet are coffee, tea leaves, cocoa beans, cola, and energy drinks. Since there is no safe level of drug use, it’s significant to be careful when taking any type of drug.
WHAT DOES CAFFEINE DOES TO YOUR BODY?
Caffeine is well consumed by the body, and the short-term effects are usually experienced between 5 and 30 minutes after having it. These effects include rapid heart rate, increased mental attention and physical energy. Relying on the individual, these effects can last up to 12 hours.
While low to mild doses are generally safe, caffeine is addictive and we can easily become dependent on it followed by finding it difficult to quit or even cut back. Anyone who’s ever quit knows it can trigger pounding headaches and fatigue for a couple of days until the body adapts.
Other impacts of too much caffeine:
It intensifies anxiety and disrupts sleep patterns, directing a vicious cycle of restless sleep, depending on caffeine to help with daytime fatigue. If you aren’t measuring your doses of caffeine, here are a few side backs that you might suffer if you cross the line:
- Fast heart rate
- Digestive issues
- Elevated blood pressure
How to know if you drink too much caffeine?
It is first critical to note that everyone may have a different limit for how much is too much for them. We each metabolize caffeine differently. Some people are fast metabolizers, and others are slow metabolizers.
The general rule of thumb is to abide by 200 mg of caffeine (around 2 cups) if you are a slow metabolizer and consider taking up to 400 mg of caffeine (around 4 cups) if you are a fast metabolite.
OVER TO YOU
Everyone is unique, and everyone will have different set points regarding how much caffeine they can resist and should drink. Few can drink four cups of coffee a day and feel good, others need to switch to decaf or herbal tea by noon or they’ll be awake all night.
If you wish to cut back on your caffeine consumption, We will advise you to do it slowly over a few weeks, gradually adding more decaf to your regular brew. And don’t forget: That a cup of green tea and your dark favourite chocolate also contains caffeine.