Coffee: How much is too much?  

Posted by Janny

Study shows that drinking coffee in moderation is perfectly safe and good for our health but too much of it is risky. Coffee is drunk all over the world, every day, by both young and old but like many other things we enjoy in our everyday life, we sometimes question whether it is good for us.


Certain circumstances call for reducing the amount of caffeine you consume. Evaluate your habits. If any of these situations apply, you may need to cut back.

Though moderate caffeine intake isn't likely to cause harm, too much can noticeably affect your health. Heavy daily caffeine use — more than 500 to 600 mg a day, or about four to seven cups of coffee — can cause:
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tremors
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems
  • Abnormal heart rhythms

Caffeine content

Caffeine molecule Depending on the type of coffee and method of preparation, the caffeine content of a single serving can vary greatly. On average, a single cup of coffee of about 207 milliliters (7 fluid ounces) or a single shot of espresso of about 30 ml (1oz) can be expected to contain the following amounts of caffeine:

Drip coffee: 115–175 mg

Espresso: 60 mg Brewed/Pressed: 80–135 mg

Instant: 65–100 mg

Decaf, brewed: 3–4 mg

Decaf, instant: 2–3 mg

Don't get the wrong idea. I love coffee and their still a chance that i drink too much of it for a day. To help me lessen my addiction, I've research some disadvantages of too much coffee intakes.

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