You get up in the morning, roll out of bed, roam the house like a zombie
for a few minutes, and if you’re anything like me you’re looking
for coffee ASAP! It’s a phenomenal thing – one sip of caffeinated
nectar and all is suddenly right with the world. Did you know you’re
not the only one – over 80% of American adults drink coffee every
single day. The pick me up potential in one cup of coffee is undeniable,
but did you also know that coffee is really, really good for you?
The health benefits of coffee can’t be ignored. Drinking coffee can
provide substantial protection against:
type 2 diabetes
cognitive decline and dementia
– a host of common cancers:
– Lower rate of suicides among coffee drinkers.
*Facts inspired by Sanjiv Chopra, MD.
WOW! All this from drinking coffee! Where do I sign up and how much of
it can I drink?
-The USFDA states that 400mg of caffeine (4 regular cups) of coffee is
a safe amount for adults.
-Most people only drink about 100-200mg (1-2 cups) per day.
-The American Medical Association points out that 10 cups would be an excessive
What’s the right answer for how much you can drink? I don’t
think there is a right answer. If it’s not causing you any physical
distress, discomfort, or pain, you’re probably drinking the right
So, next time you’re enjoying your morning cup of coffee, know that
you’re really doing more than just waking up – you’re
improving your health.
Here’s to your good health!