This article originally appeared on womenshealthmag.com
Between 6am HIIT, keeping up with Instagram and daylight saving throwing your body clock out the news of AssKicker coffee probably sounds great, but according to a cardiologist, think before you drink.
AssKicker coffee, that’s reported to contain more caffeine than 80 espresso shots (equivalent to 65 cans of red bull or 5000mg of caffeine), can keep you awake for three days. But herein lies the problem.
Dr Aseem Malhotra, an eminent London based cardiologist, explains that ‘anything that is going to interfere with your ability to sleep is damaging. Sleep is extremely important to health, especially to your heart’s health’.
This revelation backs up the argument that sleep is one of the most important links in the health chain (DYK that a lack of sleep messes with your gut and can cause weight gain?).
So, how much coffee should you be drinking?
‘I would say no more than 5 cups of coffee a day, it varies between people though,’ says Malhotra. ‘If there are things going on in your life that are making you stressed or anxious then caffeine can make those problems seem much worse’.
Furthermore, in a study at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research scientists found that after of three nights of restricted sleep caffeine did zilch to boost alertness.
Thankfully getting your hands on a cup of AK coffee would be hard – it’s the brainchild of Viscous Coffee, Adelaide – unless you’re planning a healthy holiday.