Coffee: Is there such a thing as too much?

Is There Such a Thing as TOO Much Coffee?

  • One of the most addictive substances around is coffee. Cities and businesses have created meccas of good coffee shops that attract customers and create beautiful surroundings while fulfilling the much needed morning Cup of Joe.

Recent studies have come out indicating drinking multiple cups of coffee per day is actually good for you. People who increased their coffee consumption by one cup a day saw a 11% decrease in likelihood of getting Type II Diabetes.

Additionally, it lowers your chance of obesity, liver disease and some cancers. Is this due to the fact that your appetite is just decreased, so you’re eating less overall? Possibly.

Overall, it has been found the gut peptides are secreted (when consuming coffee) that decrease the absorption of sugar from food.

Certainly there are risks, just like any other substance. But compared to the other addictive substances in the world, it is possibly the BEST to be addicted to. If you’re severely dehydrated, coffee will continue to dehydrate you more. If you can’t sleep at night, stop drinking coffee before 3pm. If you have an arrhythmia be very cognizant of how much caffeine you are consuming.

If you are getting rebound caffeine headaches or anxiety, I’d say taper down your consumption. Keep track of how much are you consuming since caffeine can be found in certain drinks, candy that might not be obvious sources of caffeine.

How does this affect your exercise schedule? Many times I get asked What’s the best Preworkout? One half a cup of coffee is the best pick me up out there compared to any supplement. It doesn’t give you that crash and it doesn’t have built in sugar like Monster or Redbull.