If you love coffee as much as I do, chances are you have at least one person in your life who nags you about it. They usually start by repeating all the myths about it not being good for you.
When that doesn’t get you to hang up your mug, they resort to ominous warnings about what could happen to you if you drink “too much” coffee. And tall tales about folks they heard about who “went too far.”
It’s all very silly. What all these Coffee Truthers should REALLY be worried about are the ridiculous sugary concoctions that pass for “coffee” in those popular specialty shops.
I mean, they shouldn’t even be allowed to CALL those syrupy sweet desserts coffee in the first place.
But the “going too far” debate does raise an interesting point. CAN you drink TOO MUCH of this delicious and healthy beverage?
Well, that depends.
I’ll explain in just a moment. But first let me assure you, once again, that coffee ISN’T bad for you.
In fact, it’s not only a great pick-me-up. In many ways, it’s a nearly perfect health tonic.
People who drink coffee live longer, healthier lives. I’ll explain in a minute.
But first, let’s get back to that too much of this GOOD thing question. Keep reading for an answer.
Do you drink TOO much coffee? Find out…
Most folks have that one friend whose coffee habit makes their own love for the brew pale in comparison. I know I do.
She ALWAYS has a new pot of coffee brewing. Day or night, the coffee’s always hot and fresh at her house. And to be honest, I don’t know how she sleeps at night.
Well, it turns out my friend might be overdoing it.
Now don’t get worried yet. The fact is, research shows you can drink a WHOLE LOT of coffee without any real risk. But like with most things in life, there is a line where the good starts tipping towards the bad.
You’ll get a bunch of benefits with every mug of coffee… until your sixth. After that, the gains start to cool off, and your risks begin to rise.
But if you’re a java junkie like me, relax.
Because if you’re having a rough day and pour a sixth… seventh… or even an eighth mug, you might end up with the jitters. But no matter what your nagging friend says, you’re NOT going to get heart disease as a result.
That six-cup “limit” is an average – a risk that applies if you drink that much coffee EVERY day. I’m not even sure if my friend with her bottomless pot drinks that much on a day-to-day basis.
A mug full of health BENEFITS
So go ahead and drink up and don’t fear the coffee.
Savor it because every mug is loaded with good for your nutrients, including…
- Antioxidants: Which can fight off aging and free radical damage
- B vitamins: Terrific for your brain and heart and fights fatigue
- Choline: This compound is essential for metabolism, memory, and more
- Caffeine:In moderation, caffeine enhances brain function and helps protect the heart
In fact, studies have shown that coffee fans are 15 percent less likely to die prematurely, and 20 percent less likely to die of a heart attack.
Now, if you’ll pardon me, I have a mug that needs filling. Care to join me?