Sat 01 July 2017
The Bottom line is:
Caffeine consumption limited to 3 to 5 cups of coffee (or 400mg to 500mg per day), does not seem to increase risk of cardiovascular disease. People respond to caffeine in different ways and if you experience symptoms associated with caffeine toxicity, then reduction in consumption should be considered. There is no evidence that complete abstinence is required, and if you enjoy a few cups of coffee each day it is unlikely to do you harm.
Caffeine is found not only in coffee, but also in a whole host of different foods and drinks including chocolate, energy drinks, cola drinks and tea leaves. In order to understand our total caffeine intake, you must appreciate the variety of foods which contain this addictive food additive.