Caffeine: how Much coffee a day is healthy for our bodies?

How much coffee is still healthy, and when wird’s critical?

Caffeine is not only in coffee but also in Club-Mate, Energy Drinks, cocoa, Coca Cola, and black tea. Caffeine and coffee act as a pick-me-up. But they also promote further the health – in moderation.

How does coffee?

Caffeine prevents the Emergence of various forms of cancer, he acts an antioxidant and cheer. Beans coffee has a preventive effect against Diabetes II and heart disease.

Many Germans drink three to four cups of coffee per day. The promotes health. (Image: dimakp/fotolia.com)

What does the research say?

A large study involving more than 120,000 women and men demonstrated that more than six cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in women by 30 percent, in men, by as much as 50 percent. The positive effect also applies to coffee without the caffeine. Responsible antioxidants and polyphenols are suspected.

How much coffee?

According to the German Green cross, three, four or even more cups of coffee per day are a blessing for the organism. Caffeine in coffee protects significantly against some diseases. Generally speaking, adults do not need to, if you are pregnant or on specific diseases, not give up coffee.

Coffee has a negative effect on the circulation of the blood?

A “folk wisdom” that coffee has a negative effect on the heart, like the blood circulation and the metabolism. A 2005 study from the USA gave the all-clear: caffeine, coffee has a negative effect on the pulse frequency, the blood sugar level and the amount of Insulin.

What is the authority advises for food security?

The European food safety authority (Efsa) advises adults can consume daily without problems 400 milligrams of caffeine, up to 200 milligrams in a single dose – approximately four cups of filter coffee.

What happens if we drink too much coffee?

More than four cups of coffee per day in healthy adults can lead to restlessness, nervousness and sleep disorders.

What are the side effects?

Rarely, more serious side effects, especially in combination with other factors such as Fatigue, drugs and alcoholism, or infectious diseases, such as flu-like infections. These range from palpitations, cramps up muscles or Nausea.

Age and body weight

Also age and body weight play a role. Coffee, especially Pregnant women, lactating women and people with cardiovascular problems, the Federal center of the diet. you should reduce

Lactating and Pregnant

Lactating and Pregnant women should avoid especially products with very high caffeine content. This includes Energy Drinks and Espresso. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)

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