Patients usually ask me how many cups of coffee are too much to drink a day?
A morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day but... how much is too much?
While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades. Scientific studies claim drinking six or more coffees a day can be detrimental to your health, increasing your risk of heart disease, a known consequence of excess caffeine consumption.
Heart disease is the major cause of death in Ireland with one person dying from the disease every 52 minutes.
We know coffee is the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world: wakes us up, boosts our energy and helps us focus.
In terms of Chinese Medicine, coffee helps your body work faster and harder because regulates your Liver Qi Stagnation. When Qi (flowing energy though channels in our body) getss blocked, problems happen.
Coffee has the ability to regulate the liver and spleen to help harmonize digestion as long as you don't suffer from poor digestion.
Then, how many cups of coffee are recommended?
2 per day: one after breakfast and another after lunch (before 2pm).