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Is caffeine bad for my health?

caffeine coffee tea Feb 02, 2021

In short, no, caffeine is not bad for your health. In fact, you may be doing yourself a disservice if you cut out caffeine entirely.


Having said that, we do need to be mindful about how much caffeine we are consuming, as it can cause some nasty side effects if we have too much. Today, we will go through caffeine recommendations, the benefits and the negatives.

 

Recommendations 

The recommendations for caffeine sit at 400mg per day. However, this is purely a ballpark figure, which equates to:

  • Two-three espressos
  • Four instant coffees
  • Six-seven green teas
  • Eight-ten black teas


When it comes to coffee, the limit is three. For those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the limit drops to one or two. Additionally, those who have heart conditions need to be wary about how much caffeine they are consuming. If you're concerned, it's best to discuss caffeine intake with your GP.  

 

Benefits of caffeine 

When it comes to caffeine consumption, there is a range of...

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