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How many cups of coffee can we drink in a day?

Asked by heyimlyn (25 points ) January 28th, 2013

I like coffee. But if I drink too much. I’ll get insomnia.

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syz's avatar

What do you mean? How many can you survive? How many are unhealthy? How many keep you awake?

marinelife's avatar

I drink one or two (on very special occasions three) cups of decaf.

bossob's avatar

I usually drink two per day; two pots.

heyimlyn's avatar

It’s harmless. Right?

Mariah's avatar

No it’s not harmless. It’s not particularly harmful, but it can definitely have bad effects. Like insomnia. Or digestive problems.

I’d take it on a symptom basis. If you’re developing things like insomnia, you’re drinking too much. As long as you’re feeling okay, you’re probably fine.

bossob's avatar

@heyimlyn Harmless? One year it is; the next year it’s not. The controversy has been going on forever.

Insomnia, jitters, and nervous energy are indications that your body is handling the caffeine poorly. I think 2–3 cups is considered ‘in moderation’.

heyimlyn's avatar

Maybe that’s why I always have insomnia..No more coffee then?.

mattbrowne's avatar

“For most healthy adults, moderate doses of caffeine — 200 to 300 milligrams (mg), or about two to four cups of brewed coffee a day — aren’t harmful.”

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/NU00600

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