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How much coffee should you drink daily? Here’s what Ayurveda has to say about it

Nibedita Roy | etimes.in | Last updated on -Sep 15, 2021, 20:00 IST

How many cups of coffee can you drink daily according to Ayurveda?

How much coffee do you drink daily? From starting a new day with a cup of joe or unwinding a hectic day with a satiating hot cup of coffee, our day revolves around this holy grail. But have you ever wondered ‘ how much coffee is too much’?

Many of us rely on coffee for our instant boost of energy and end up drinking 5-6 cups of coffee throughout the day to kick out fatigue and dizziness. But have you ever thought about how it impacts our health? Well, most people experience bloating or discomfort after excessive consumption of coffee, but if you simply find it dysfunctional to work without your cup of joe. Then we have found some simple ways to make your coffee indulgence better by following some mindful ways suggested by Ayurvedic experts. Read on.

All about coffee?

Coffee is a natural stimulant and this is the reason why it instantly boosts energy levels. In fact, the presence of antioxidants helps in improving brain health and increases alertness, and also helps in managing weight. According to Ayurveda, Coffee has Rajas properties, which helps in boosting the energy levels. Thus, it is advised to consume 2-3 cups of coffee during the day time. Also avoid drinking it between meals as it can cause easiness and reduce appetite.

Tips to keep in mind

Make sure you always pair something with your cup of coffee. Drinking caffeine based drinks on an empty stomach may lead to acidity.

Avoid going for caffeine rich black coffee shots on an empty stomach, make sure you dilute it with milk to reduce the after effects like acidity and heartburn.

Add a spoonful of butter/ghee to black coffee to reduce the excessive dryness caused due to caffeine. This also helps in boosting digestive health and works as a natural laxative.

People who suffer from sleep disorders must avoid drinking coffee post sunset as it may impact the sleep cycle.

Make sure you do reduce your coffee intake, if you are going through menopause, skin diseases or anxiety.

Reduce the intake of coffee during pregnancy as it may lead to discomfort.

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