How Much Coffee Per Day Is Actually Good For You?

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Dear caffeine addicts, we have good news. We know that you don’t like to listen to lectures about how coffee can be bad for you, so today we’re going to focus on the benefits. Scientists have finally agreed that there’s no link between coffee intake and increased risk of heart disease or cancer.

In fact, drinking caffeinated drinks everyday can provide many advantages and benefits. You’re allowed to have up to 4 cups per day and be confident they will have a positive effect on your overall health. According to a study done at Southampton University, the overall benefits of drinking coffee far outweigh the risks. So, what are those benefits exactly?

People who drink 3-4 cups of coffee per day have a 17% smaller chance of suffering from any disease. Even those who drink up to seven cups of coffee per day seem to still benefit from their caffeine habit, enjoying 10% smaller chance. Of course, the benefits are not universal, they depend on individual genetics, overall health and other lifestyle habits. There are some groups that still should avoid coffee, such as pregnant women and people with an increased risk of bone fracture.

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Certainly, scientists remind that balanced life habits, such as proper eating, sleeping, exercise and water intake, are the most important for coffee to show its benefits.