It reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes, dementia, heart attack, stroke and liver cancer; it speeds up your metabolism through caffeine and helps you lose weight. Coffee is undoubtedly a miraculous beverage. So should you drink a cup of coffee because of these benefits? No, Of course not. Because of the caffeine in it, you have to set a certain limit on coffee consumption. If you have heartburn, insomnia, anxiety and tension, you should be especially careful about coffee consumption.
Nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth, author of the book Eating in Color, notes that the benefits observed in studies on the subject were limited to 5 cups of coffee measuring 0.25 ml. That’s 400 mg of caffeine a day.
However, the amount you can safely consume may be a bit more. Epidemiologist Dr. Rob van Dam notes in his research that no increase in mortality risk rates was observed in people who drank up to 6 cups of coffee a day.
But before you push these amounts, you need to think about it. If you are having difficulty controlling your high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, reflux, you may want to change your coffee preference to decaffeinated coffee. Even if you are healthy, the effects of coffee vary from person to person. A study published in Molecular Psychiatry, for example, found that people with certain gene variations have a faster breakdown of caffeine in their livers, so they can consume more coffee without suffering side effects. This goes in the opposite direction as well. In other words, side effects can be felt more intensely in people who have difficulty digesting caffeine. Even 1 cup of coffee can cause tension.
How will you determine your Ideal coffee consumption level? If you do not have a health problem that will become more severe due to coffee or caffeine, you should try to consume up to 5-6 cups of coffee a day and listen to your body.