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When coffee becomes harmful

As the saying goes, all things are OK in moderation, and that includes coffee. Moderate doses of caffeine, equal to about 200 to 300 milligrams per day, is safe for adults, according to Michigan State University. However, even up to six cups a day hasn’t been proved to be harmful, Harvard Medical School states. Caffeine is an addictive substance, though, so cutting back might lead to withdrawal symptoms such as extreme fatigue or headaches.


  • Coffee, Stress and Tension







Drinking lots of coffee will promote the release of the stress hormones cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These chemicals increase your body’s heart rate, blood pressure and tension levels

  • If you have high cholesterol  choose filtered coffee.







Coffee beans contain cafestol and kahweol, two ingredients that appear to raise LDL cholesterol levels. Filtering the coffee traps most of the LDL, but cafestol and kahweol are found in espresso, turkish coffee, french press and scandinavian style “cooked coffee”.

  • Coffee can cause insomnia and restlessness.








Again, it’s the caffeine working here. Your recommended maximum amount of caffeine is 400 milligrams, roughly the amount that you’ll get from 4 cups of coffee. If you’re caffeine-sensitive, be careful with coffee. You are probably already aware what amount and what kind of coffee suits, or doesn’t suit you. The amount of caffeine that is safe for human consumption is actually written in our DNA.

  • Too much coffee is harmful to pregnant women:










If you drink too much coffee when pregnant, it may delay fetal growth or increase rates of birth defects.

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