by Mark Miller June 03, 2021 5 min read
So you like your coffee or tea, energy drinks, or caffeinated mints. But you're afraid too much caffeine is unwise.
In a meta-study published in the British Medical Journal, the researchers looked at the results of 218 other studies, most of the observational, to find the optimal amount of coffee consumption per day.
Three to four 8-ounce cups per daywill not only satisfy your caffeine cravings, but it results in some health benefits.
by Mark Miller June 01, 2021 4 min read
Scientists speculate that the caffeine lowers the body's sensitivity to insulin, meaning the hormone is not as effective as it once was. The cells don't absorb as much sugar from the blood after eating or drinking. To compensate, the body creates more insulin, which raises its level after your meals.
It's a double whammy because the body already uses insulin poorly, and blood sugar rises higher than it should. Caffeine might make this worse and make it hard to reduce blood sugar to healthy levels.
In time, the complications of diabetes, like heart disease or nerve damage, could become worse from the higher blood sugar induced by caffeine consumption.
by Tina Sendin September 07, 2019 5 min read
Many people planning to go on fasting (and even those already are on it) want to know whether coffee and other forms of caffeine will influence it. Experts seem to say different things - some think caffeine won't break the fast while others say better to steer clear. Our conclusion? Read more