Thousands of business people rely on caffeine and coffee every day to improve energy levels. Studies suggest that caffeine can be part of a healthy diet for most humans, but too much caffeine could be detrimental to your health.
Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain flowering plants in the Coffea genus. From the coffee fruit, the seeds are separated to produce a stable, raw product: unroasted green coffee.
Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per day appears to be a safe amount for most healthy adults. This is roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of joe.
Exceeding this amount may cause these unpleasant side effects:
- Fast heartbeat
- Upset stomach
If you experience these symptoms after drinking a cup of coffee, you may be sensitive to caffeine and should consider avoiding caffeinated drinks altogether.
It’s not all bad though. Here are 7 health benefits of drinking coffee:
- Improves your energy levels and concentration;
- Assists you in burning fat;
- Enhances your physical performance;
- Contains essential nutrients and antioxidants;
- Lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes;
- Lowers the risk of Parkinson’s disease;
- Protects you from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
So is coffee good for you? The answer is Yes! But it depends on the kind of coffee and the quantity.