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What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Too Much Coffee


This is me and I love coffee. The intoxicating nutty aroma. The rich chocolatey taste.

Some days I drink three cups like the average American I am. Other days, I drink more like five or six. But is that too much? First the good news. It’s almost impossible to overdose on coffee.

There is a lethal dose of caffeine but it’s somewhere around 10 grams and the average cup of Joe has around 100 milligrams. You’d likely have to drink 100 cups in rapid succession to OD. But that’s not to say there’s no such thing as too much. The FDA recommends no more than four to five cups a day for the average healthy adult. More than that and you might start to experience some nasty side effects.

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