How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

Drinking Too Much Coffee

Alright, there’s no doubt that gulping down those hotly stirred cups of coffee undoubtedly helps us avoid heavy-eyed moments in the morning or lazy yawns when the temperature rises. But, have you ever stepped back and looked over the darker side of your dark coffee? While freshly brewed coffee cups keep you going all day long, but relying too much on your caffeine bet can become too serious a problem for you to be dealt with.

Although caffeine in coffees plays an extremely crucial role in stimulating the central nervous system and improving concentration and focus, but the beverage has a warning line as well. So, how do we realize the coffee has started affecting us for bad? To help you figure that out, we have listed below a few important signs and symptoms that you must consider before making coffee an unbreakable habit in your life. Take a look!

If we go by what the American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food and Nutrition Guide has to state, drinking coffee in a moderate amount has proven to be hale and hearty but crossing the recommended number of cups a day could land you in a trouble. In fact, for most healthy adults, two cups of coffee exposes no health risk factor – which ideally should come around 200 to 300 milligrams a day. But, if you tend to gobble down more than two cups a day, then you are certainly entering the hazardous room.

At the same time, health experts and dieticians also focus on reducing the quantity of coffee consumption as your life progresses. While two cups per day helps one alleviate fatigue and increase wakefulness, but caffeine should eventually be curbed down for long term health benefits.

On the other hand, if you have been diagnosed with certain medical condition such as ulcers, high blood pressure, or gastritis, you should avoid consuming coffee as much as possible. However, you can always consult your doctor if the urge to drink coffee prevails or if you need a deeper insight of your health condition.

Women who are pregnant or nursing a child should also give coffee a miss altogether for some time. Concurrently, if you are finding it hard to catch a few winks at night or have been substituting your fad for coffee in place of fresh juices or water, then you definitely need to trim down your dependence on those coffee cups.

If You Experience Any Of The Symptoms Mentioned Below,Then You Should Seriously Realize That Coffee is Indeed Going Too Much For You. Heavily Daily Caffeine Use May Cause

  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Stomach upset
  • Muscle tremors
  • Chest Pain

While these physical changes or symptoms are a sure-sure sign to figure out ‘how much coffee is too much’, you should ensure that you are well aware of your own body and what makes it more sensitive. Thus, make sure that you always consult your doctor if any such symptom persists and try to keep your coffee only as a ‘beverage’ instead of some strong ‘dependence’ to kill those strenuous and dull hours.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad