/ 13 March 2024

Step away from the kettle


We’re no strangers to riding the caffeine-powered wave, but we didn’t know it was possible to get “intoxicated” on the stuff… Common signs you’ve overdone the coffee/tea/energy drinks include jittery fingers and a racing heart, but intoxication is a whole another level… US authorities say we shouldn’t exceed 400mg a day, which is about 4 cups of coffee – note that’s filter coffee, not your fancy espressos (which are stronger)… Exceeding that slightly won’t be catastrophic, but if you’re a hardcore caffeine fiend slugging 12 cups a day, your health is at risk. Serious side effects include cardiac arrest, gastrointestinal issues, the loss of essential minerals, and neurological issues like anxiety, hallucinations, migraines, and seizures. There are medical ways to get caffeine out of your system, but none are very nice… So, like a lot of things in life, moderation is key. Anyone fancy a decaf?

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