Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in America – second only to water. It makes perfect sense, then, that it’s the primary source of caffeine for adults. But how much coffee is good and…
Can there be too much of a good thing?
Well, like anything else, it all depends on you. If you’ve got a sensitivity to caffeine, then sure … there’s such a thing as too much coffee (for you). But if you’re like me, you can drink the stuff all day long without any effect. And recently, studies have been examining …
The potential benefits of coffee
First, it seems regular coffee consumption could actually reduce the risks of metabolic issues By helping to keep insulin levels and blood pressure more regular.1
And coffee might also diminish the occurrence of other conditions related to heart health, like weight gain.2
Furthermore, significant epidemiological studies have suggested that regular coffee drinkers have reduced risks of mortality when it comes to heart health issues.3
Not only that, but there are several other potential benefits associated with coffee – protection against neurodegenerative concerns, improved respiratory control, and less risk of certain digestive health issues (to name a few).4
In fact, when it comes to neurodegenerative concerns or issues regarding the way your brain operates, coffee and caffeine are known to enhance short-term memory and cognitive function. And recently, limited research suggests regular use of coffee could even help defend your brain against cognitive decline.5
So, if you love coffee as much as I do … drink up!
In the end …
Coffee really is one of those indulgences you can, well, indulge in.
How much coffee is healthy? Of course, if you feel it affects your mood or gives you the jitters – be wise. Drink decaf, or opt for tea.
But, if you’re a 2, 3, or 4-cup-a-day drinker … rest assured, you can keep on enjoying the flavor, comfort, and health benefits of java.
Just remember – some of those benefits are minimized by the things people add to coffee…milk, sugar, and artificial sweetener. So if possible, drink your coffee black – for your health! In fact, I think I’m going to reward myself with a double espresso right now.
1.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109713026016 2.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109713026016 3.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109713026016 4.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109713026016 5.https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12603-014-0021-7