|I wear a shirt at the shop that says, “drink coffee, do stupid things faster with more energy.”
If you are a moderate coffee drinker, two to three cups a day, this is probably the highest risk to your health that you will experience.
However, you can in fact reach a level of caffeine intoxication.
I have found that my personal limit is six shots of espresso followed by three cups of coffee.
Symptoms included hyperactivity (go figure), tremors, agitation, nausea and of course some really stupid behavior.
As in all things, moderation is the key to consumption.
There are some immediate effects for high consumption, but if you are a moderate coffee drinker there are several health benefits, of which you may or may not be aware.
Coffee has been associated with protection against Parkinson’s Disease, type 2 diabetes and liver cancer, according to a report by the Mayo Clinic. Coffee has also been linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and prostrate cancer.
Another article from healthguidance.org suggests coffee is full of antioxidants that can neutralize chemicals that cause damage to hair.
According to this website, you can brew a pot of coffee apply it to your hair for 20 minutes for a softer shinier look.
You can also use coffee to improve your complexion.
For example, take your used grounds and rub them on your skin. This will act as an exfoliant. Since coffee has anti-inflammatory properties, this will also help brighten your skin. The coffee can also tighten your skin and reduce the signs of wrinkles.
If you notice dark circles under your eyes, you can apply some coffee to the area around your eyes to diminish the old raccoon eyes.
Coffee is a known vascular constrictor, which will help brighten those dark rings that make you look overly tired.
At the very least, this could help hide the fact that you were out all night!
It is important to note that these articles are quick to report that many of these health-related links to coffee are just that, “links” or co-relations.
It will require more research to identify any direct relationship between coffee and these health benefits.
Despite this, it is exciting to find that this drink that was once thought to stunt growth can actually have more benefits that previously believed.
So drink up, it may be really good for you and we all want to see you doing stupid things faster and with more energy because we all know that laughter is the best medicine of all.