On average, American adults drink around 1.5 cups of coffee a day. In the past, there was some debate in research as to whether coffee was healthy or not. There are certainly benefits to moderate coffee consumption, but it is important to understand how coffee and caffeine affect firefighters.
Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Moderate consumption of coffee (3-4 cups) has been associated with many health benefits, including:
Improved brain function, fat burning, physical performance, and energy
Lowered risk of type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cirrhosis, depression, cancer and stroke
Issues With Too Much Coffee
Ditch all the fancy coffee flavored drinks loaded with sugar, calories, & artificial sweeteners.
Make sure you keep drinking water to stay hydrated
Do not use coffee as a cruch for sleep deprivation
So how much coffee can I drink?
Moderate consumption of coffee (3-4 cups) has been associated with some health benefits in healthy individuals. This is not to say everyone should start drinking coffee now, but if you already drink coffee any fears you have can be eased!
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