It can be hard to stay off of coffee given the present circumstance you find yourself in.
As much as you stretch to have the ideal health you so much covet, life happens all around you.
Bills need to be paid. You can’t feed yourself and perhaps your family: sleeping 8 hours every day.
You are sleep deprived, and you work a lot. Plus you have to be alert enough to execute at your workplace, or you could be losing your job and possibly your home.
You need your coffee. It is as simple as that.
I get it; life must be sustained. But as much as a cup of coffee helps you stay productive, too much can be too much for your body.
In the bid to make the best out of your life, you could unconsciously be sabotaging it as well.
Too much of anything is bad. Moderation is better.
You see, coffee (in moderation) can be good for your body. But take in too much caffeine, and the reverse is the case.
To really get an accurate picture of the relationship your nervous system has with caffeine, researchers have stepped in.
They have examined and reviewed hundreds and hundreds of diverse studies and experiments to study the effects of caffeine in the human body.
And they came up with a safe gauge for the amount of caffeine one can have in a day.
Based on the report written in Men’s Health, we have “400 milligrams (mg) per day for adults, 300 mg for pregnant women, and 2.5 mg for kids and teens.”
Now hear this, a venti Starbucks dark roast coffee has about 340mg of caffeine!
Did you see that?
340mg of Caffeine in one drink!
That is close to the daily amount of caffeine your body can handle without compromise.
And that is just for this type of coffee — others go above the limit!
But that’s just one side of the caffeine problem.
Now the same report opens our eyes to the other.
And that is the growing advertisement of energy drinks containing (high amounts of caffeine) to teens and even much younger children.
The report says…
“Current estimates suggest that the mean consumption of caffeine (all ages) is 165 mg/day, ∼105 mg of which is associated with coffee consumption (Mitchell et al., 2015). The emergence of other products containing caffeine, particularly energy drinks, combined with controversies regarding the potential for increased consumption by nonadult populations (Drewnowski and Rehm, 2016; McGuire, 2014), has been accompanied by concerns regarding the impact of these products on consumer health.”
Now you see that you going over the safe limit for daily caffeine intake is not advisable.
One must be vigilant when it comes to issues like this since health complications such as cardiovascular diseases, anxiety disorders, and sleeping problems can arise as a result of abusing caffeine.
Not to mention similar byproducts of caffeine abuse such as breathing problems, muscle malfunction, and death.
So when next you breeze into your favorite coffee shop for that energy boost to your day, ask to know the amount of caffeine your coffee contains.
Taking little measures like this help, you avoid huge caffeine problems in the future.
Without responsible use, caffeine becomes one hell of a drug.