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Coffee intake

3 January, 2012

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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Cinzia Cuneo

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2 Responses to “Coffee intake”

August 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm, Raïs said:

Saying that adding milk and cream will only add calories is ignorant and misleading. Do some research. Milk neutralises tanin in coffee and tea, thereby preventing our bodies from absorbing it. While some tanin is good for us, excess tanin, like many things, has been linked to cancer.

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August 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm, Cinzia said:

Thanks for your input.

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