Great news for coffee lovers – drinking four cups of coffee isn’t as bad for your health as you might think.The study, which was conducted by researchers at the International Life Sciences Institute and published in the Food and Chemical Toxicology, found new information about coffee consumption for healthy adults, children and pregnant women. The study analyzed 740 studies relating to caffeine that were conducted from 2001 and 2015.
Drinking four cups a day, which contains approximately 400 mg of caffeine, is perfectly safe for healthy adults. However, pregnant women should limit their coffee consumption to three cups a day (or 300 mg of caffeine) instead of four. The study even found that children are safe to drink 2.5 mg a day with no negative health effects.To put it in perspective for coffee drinkers, an 8 oz. cup of coffee contains anywhere from 95 to 165 mg of caffeine.
Dr. Eric Hentges, executive director of International Life Sciences Institute North America, said about the results of the study,“This Systematic Review provides evidence that furthers our understanding of caffeine on human health.” He added,“Also, this review provides the research community with data and valuable evidence to support the development and execution of future research on caffeine safety that will impact public health.”
In recent years, studies have revealed coffee drinking is better for your health than previously believed. Late last year another study revealed coffee can lower your risk of heart disease and other ailments, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, neurological diseases and suicide.