If you’re a coffee lover, chances are you might have been told at some point in time that maybe having too many cups of coffee a day is bad for your health. Presumably, this is due to the caffeine in the coffee that some believe might not be good for your heart, but as it turns out, the limit to the number of coffees we can safely drink a day is a lot higher than you think.

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According to a recent study that was part-funded by the British Heart Foundation, it seems that drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day is safe for your heart. They found that drinking that much coffee was no worse for your arteries than drinking less than a cup a day. We’re not sure if this is a license to drink an insane number of cups of coffee a day, but if you’re the type that drinks more than a cup a day, it looks like you’re in the clear.

The study involved separating the participants into three groups, one of which drank less than a cup a day, the other group drank between 1-3 cups a day, and the third group which had up to 25 cups a day. They were then tested by undergoing MRI heart scans and infrared pulse wave tests.

According to Dr Kenneth Fung, one of the researchers from the Queen Mary University of London, “Despite the huge popularity of coffee worldwide, different reports could put people off from enjoying it. Whilst we can’t prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn’t as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest.”

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