How Much Coffee Should You Drink Per Day?
We've all been there before. You drink one cup too many and the next thing you know, your hands start shaking. Too much caffeine. How much is too much, and what is recommended?
What our followers say:
We ran a survey among our Instagram followers to determine what their average rate of consumption was. We'll admit, this may be a *little* skewed, as our followers already enjoy coffee. Here's our Instagram page, if you want to participate in future surveys!
Anyways, out of 64 surveyed, here's what we found:
- 15 followers drank no coffee (or none consistently) [23.4%]
- 39 followers drank between 1-2 cups per day [60.9%]
- 6 followers drank between 3-4 cups per day [9.4%]
- 4 followers drank >4 cups per day (we'd like to know the number!) [6.3%]
What The FDA says:
"For healthy adults, the FDA has cited 400 milligrams a day—that's about four or five cups of coffee—as an amount not generally associated with dangerous, negative effects." Source
This recommendation is for healthy adults and can vary based upon certain medical conditions and caffeine sensitivity.
The FDA has not set a safe level for children or adolescents, and consumption among these groups is generally discouraged.
What Hustle Bean Coffee says:
Drink as much or as little as you like. If you're above the 400-milligram threshold the FDA recommends, perhaps consider cutting down a bit. If you only drink one cup a day, consider fitting another cup into your daily routine.
Our team falls into the "1-2 cups per-day" category, along with the other 60% we surveyed. Any more than two and we get jittery, and one doesn't always cut it. We find a cup at 9am and another cup at 1pm is the perfect balance. It'll keep you energized for the day, fueling your venture, but you'll have no issue drifting off to sleep later.
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