FRIDAY HEALTH TIP: Caffeine
Friday, October 1, 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Do you drink just one cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning, hoping the caffeine in it will jump-start your day? Do you follow it up with a caffeinated beverage or two and then drink several more cups of coffee throughout the day?
Does it matter?
According to scientists at the FDA, caffeine can be part of a healthy diet for most people, but too much caffeine may pose a danger to your health. Depending on factors such as body weight, medications you may take, and individual sensitivity, “too much” can vary from person to person.
How do you know if you’ve consumed more caffeine than you can tolerate?
Over-consuming caffeine can cause:
- fast heart rate
- upset stomach
- a feeling of unhappiness (dysphoria)