Updated: Feb 18
Well, it's safe to say my day cant start right without a cup of the good stuff. But does it get too much when I have 2 or 3 a day? The coffee industry has an export worth of over £20 billion, so chances are we're probably drinking too much coffee. Before I can start writing out your grooming routines or even open my eyes some mornings, a grande Starbucks is essential. Here are the top signs to look out for if you think you drink too much coffee:
The top mental sign of drinking too much coffee is Anxiety. Caffeine to known for it increase in alertness, let me get scientific for a second... A chemical found in your brain that makes you tired becomes blocked by the caffeine, which triggers the release of adrenaline; this can start off your fight or flight instincts.
Have you ever had a coffee and after started finding you have enough wind to take you to the moon? Of course not...... Erm....... Many people find that a morning cup of coffee can get their bowels moving, but maybe in the wrong way. Coffees natural laxative effect contributes to the release of gastrin, which causes the processes in the colon to speed up.
An obvious sign of drinking too much coffee is high blood pressure and rapid heart rate. Caffeine can raise your blood pressure in high doses however this effect may only be temporary, so it’s best to monitor your response.
It would seem an iced Starbucks latte is the best drink before a long day of work or shopping, however, maybe think about trying a different drink next time?
Tell us what your favourite Starbucks drink is in the comments!