Health officials warn about drinking too much coffee

For some of us, coffee is a necessary part our morning routine to get that jolt of energy we need to make it through the day.

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But how much coffee is too much coffee?

Along with being a temporary pick me up, research published by the American Heart Association shows coffee has long-term benefits such as preventing heart failure and type 2 diabetes.
Despite this, health officials still want people to make sure they aren’t drinking too much of it.

The FDA recommends people cap their daily caffeine in-take at 400-milligrams – which is equal to about four or five 8-ounce cups of coffee a day.
Taking in more caffeine than this can cause side effects like anxiety and trouble sleeping for some.
But, don’t worry too much if you are drinking more than that in a day, doctors say most people won’t experience the most intense side effects of caffeine – like an erratic heartbeat, vomiting or seizures – unless they consume 12 cups in a day.