Here’s How Much Coffee You Should Be Drinking in One Day

For many students, coffee is the precious liquid which powers them through overdue assignments, late night socializing and early morning seminars. There’s no denying that coffee is incredibly delicious and very useful—but it’s a well-known fact that the highly caffeinated drink can impact on sleep, anxiety and digestive and skin health. Here’s what the experts say when it comes to the amount of coffee you drink.

Heart Health

There is now plenty of evidence to suggest that coffee contains nutrients which have a really beneficial impact on the heart. However, anyone who has overdone coffee will know that too many cups can lead to palpitations and a nauseous, anxious feeling. Sticking between two to four cups a day will provide that heart heath benefit, without leaving you feeling shaky and sick.

Focus First

If you need a caffeine boost to support your studying, evidence suggests drinking one espresso about twenty minutes before you start studying will leave you feeling alert and ready to learn. Although the recommended amounts of coffee will vary depending on an individual’s physical size and the way your body processes it, much more than this can actually decrease focus, leading instead to an anxious, stressed feeling as the caffeine courses through your veins.

Skin And Stomach Health

While there’s no evidence that coffee causes acne, some studies have suggested that the combination of the oils and acids in coffee with the fats in milk can leave skin more congested and oilier than before. Additionally, many people find that coffee has a detrimental impact on their stomach, sometimes leading to cramps and pains if too much coffee is consumed. Again, the general advice is to aim for between one to five cups a day – any more than this, and you may be risking the health of your skin and digestive system.

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