How Many Coffee's Should You Drink A Day?

For many people across the world there is no simpler pleasure than a nice cup of coffee. Coffee is not just away to wake up in the morning, it is a delicious treat to enjoy throughout the day. One question that many people may have about coffee is if they are drinking too much.

So, to help to put this topic to rest, we have put together how many coffees we think that it is okay for you to drink in one day.

How much coffee is too much?

Now we know that there isn’t such a thing as too much coffee in one day for us coffee lovers.

But, health wise it might be a good idea to ascertain whether or not there is a limit of how much coffee you should be drinking on a day to day basis.

According to a number of studies on both men and women, it is thought that in order to minimise your risk of heart disease or other conditions that can occur during your lifetime that you should limit your coffee intake each day.

The target is to aim for around 4 cups of coffee on a daily basis, or, if the amount that you drink varies on your mood (as well as how well you slept the night before) then you might want to think of it as 28 cups per week.

Although, it is not all bad news.

Whilst it is thought that the healthiest amount of coffee is between 3 and 5 cups per day, there have also been studies into a much higher coffee intake which has found that as many as 25 cups per day can still be a relatively safe limit to aim for.

If you do drink too much coffee in one day then your body will soon tell you that there is an issue.

In the short term it can make you feel jittery and have an increased heart rate. Both of which are not going to feel great, let’s be honest.

However, if you can get through this and you continue to drink excessive amounts of coffee on a long term basis then you are also going to see some long-term effects.

This includes problems such as anxiety, raised blood pressure and maybe even trouble falling asleep.

Check out our article 'Is Coffee Good For You?' to find out more about the effects on your health.

a woman drinking her coffee in bed with her dog

How can you make sure that your coffee is as healthy as possible to drink?

Whilst it is the caffeine in coffee that has the biggest impact on you and your health, there are other factors of your daily drink that could also be having an impact on you in the short and long term.

The most common of this is sugar and milk.

Sure, there are some people who are happy to drink their coffee black and with nothing else added, but there are also people who find that they need a little extra sugar or milk to really enjoy it.

These additions can really transform a coffee and make it extra special, but they can also take away some of the good benefits of drinking coffee, which will make it a little bit more of an unhealthy choice to make.

Sugar is always something that should be added to your diet in moderation and seen as a treat, however, it is all too easy to forget just how many spoons that you have added to your coffee when you make yourself one.

Not only this, but coffee usually lends itself to much heavier milks (even cream if you really want to treat yourself) which again, tastes amazing, but can mean that your cup contains a whole lot more fat and calories then it would otherwise have in it.

drinking a takeaway coffee with a snack

So, what is good about your daily coffee?

Feeling a little bit guilty about how much coffee you drink in a day?

If you are, then you might want to know some of the good things about enjoying coffee on a daily basis.

Coffee is known to reduce your risk of an early death from some of the most common conditions and diseases.

This includes coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

It also is a helping hand to ensure that your body can break down the glucose or sugars that it takes in.

This means that you are going to be less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes in your lifetime.

Another disease that is often seen to be reduced by a regular coffee intake is Parkinson’s Disease and for those who do develop this issue, coffee could actually help them to control their movements.

Your liver will also thank you for your coffee habit, as it has been found that whether you drink decaf coffee or regular coffee that the enzyme levels that are in your liver are going to be within a healthy range, often lower compared to those who don’t drink it on a regular basis.

The thing to remember about coffee, just like with many things in life, is that it is something to be enjoyed in moderation. Anything can be bad for you if you do it to excessive levels.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying a cup in the morning to get you up and going, or to take a break during a busy day to give yourself a boost.

But anything more than that (and definitely anything after a certain time at night) is not usually going to be good news for you.

A good way to really make sure that you enjoy your coffee is to treat yourself to an extra special roast or blend.

That way, even though you might be limiting how much you drink, you know that you will enjoy every last drop that you drink.

What could be better than that?

At Coffee Toms, we are working hard on bringing out a selection of coffee beans that will not only taste great, but will provide you that boost to enhance your day. In the meantime, why don't you give another one of our articles a read? 

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