Can You Have Too Much Coffee in a Day? Here Is the Answer
If you're like me, you probably start your day with a cup or two of coffee. Coffee stores stay busy all day long, and I know people who drink many cups of coffee every day.
While coffee can be good for you and even help to get you going in the mornings and keep you going in the afternoons, is there a point where too much coffee can harm your health?
According to researchers, the answer is yes.
StudyFinds.com has published a summary of research that's found that anything more than six cups of coffee in one day could be harmful:
While one study released in 2017 found that drinking four or more cups daily may reduce one’s risk of death from any cause, this latest work determined that drinking six or more cups in a day increases a person’s risk of developing heart disease by up to 22 percent. That’s because too much caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease, researchers say.
“Coffee is the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world – it wakes us up, boosts our energy and helps us focus – but people are always asking ‘How much caffeine is too much?'” says study co-author Elina Hyppönen, a professor at the Australian Centre for Precision Health, in a statement. “Most people would agree that if you drink a lot of coffee, you might feel jittery, irritable or perhaps even nauseous – that’s because caffeine helps your body work faster and harder, but it is also likely to suggest that you may have reached your limit for the time being.”
As with all things, it's about moderation. So for now, try to limit yourself to six cups of coffee a day. (Notice, we didn't say how big those cups can be.)
Get all the details of the research by clicking on this link.