Coffee tastes good and may get you going in the morning, but coffee drinkers should use some moderation: 300 mg of caffeine per day for women of child-bearing age and 400 mg for the rest of the adult population (Health Canada’s recommendations).
This corresponds to about 2 to 3 cups of regular coffee or 2 to 3 servings of 1/4 cup of espresso per day. And don’t forget the other sources of caffeine, such as colas, energy drinks, tea, chocolate and some drugs.
Remember also that caffeine may adversely affect your sleep, hence do not drink coffee 3 to 5 hours before going to bed. Finally, if you put milk and cream in your coffee, you will have to deal with the additional calories as well…
Try our recipe for Caffé “Affogato” (drowned)
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