Coffee is an energy booster as people also intake extra cups while working and multiple researches have also underlined benefits of it such as decreased cancer risk, cardiovascular diseases, and Type 2 diabetes.
However, studies have also revealed that if it is consumed heavily, it may result in a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and dementia. So the question arises, how much coffee should you drink?
Evidence suggests that normal intake is not bad for health, but it should not be consumed for health benefits, according to a report which quoted a member of the American Society for Nutrition, Tricia Psota as saying.
“I would never recommend that individuals who don’t consume caffeinated beverages start incorporating them into their day for any reason,” Psota said.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, it should be at 400 milligrams daily, or around four or five 8-ounce cups.
It further said that people would not feel the effects of caffeine such as erratic heartbeat, or vomiting, unless they drink about 12 cups a day.
But 400 milligrams can sometimes come with undesirable side effects, including anxiety and trouble sleeping, Psota said.
She also underlined that bodies have different tolerance levels as she can’t tolerate more than one or two cups a day. “So I definitely stay below that FDA recommendation,” she said.
She recommended 200 milligrams for pregnant or breastfeeding people because the caffeine can pass on to the infant through breast milk.
Research revealed that during pregnancy, caffeine can lead to lower birth weights among newborns, and another 2021 study found that those whose intake was moderate during pregnancy were at lower risk for gestational diabetes.
Coffee can also risk to those who are diabetic or have cardiovascular disease if has added sugar or cream, said Nikki Cota, a dietitian at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
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