The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

Are you worried about drinking too much coffee? Officially, the American Medical Association says moderate coffee drinking is no problem, as long as you lead an otherwise healthy lifestyle. But they are most likely just being careful in their wording.  

"What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He's even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If you are having trouble sleeping, cut back on your last cup of the day. From there, he says, "If you drink that much, it's not going to do you any harm, and it might actually help you. A lot."

How? It could reduce your chances of developing diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, depression …and the list goes on. Read about some of the beneficial effects of coffee at the Atlantic. Link

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