As most of you are aware, I’m a pretty big coffee drinker.  Now, I’ve always been concerned my caffeine intake was a little over the top.  Luckily for me, a friend sent me a study from 2010 reviewing all the literature about the benefits of “moderate” caffeine consumption.

*Phew*. Just in time before I did something crazy like try to decrease the amount of coffee I drink.

The study, which I’ll attach a PDF of below, found caffeine consumption up to 1,000mg (about 6 cups of coffee) a day to have the following positive physiological effects:

“The consumption of moderate amounts of caffeine 1) increases energy availability, 2) increases daily energy expenditure, 3) decreases fatigue, 4) decreases the sense of effort associated with physical activity, 5) enhances physical performance, 6) enhances motor performance, 7) enhances cognitive performance, 8) increases alertness, wakefulness, and feelings of “energy,” 9) decreases mental fatigue, 10) quickens reactions, 11) increases the accuracy of reactions, 12) increases the ability to concentrate and focus attention, 13) enhances short-term memory, 14) increases the ability to solve problems requiring reasoning, 15) increases the ability to make correct decisions, 16) enhances cognitive functioning capabilities and neuromuscular coordination, and 17) in otherwise healthy non-pregnant adults is safe”.

Heck yea!  I might have to go back to drinking my coffee + double shot of espresso.

Download the study here.