Can I Drink Coffee If Got Flu?

Drinking coffee has become a popular trend, and if you usually drink coffee but one day don’t , you will feel very uncomfortable, headache or even feeling sick. But because of the COVID-19 hit and many people are lockdown at home and cannot drink coffee as often, could we still drink if we got flu?

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About Caffeine

Unless it is decaffeinated coffee which get rid of around 95% of caffeine contained inside, a regular 8oz cup of coffee (around 230ml), according to a recent research suggests, contains about 92mg – 95mg of caffeine inside.

If you are drinking coffee at home, for example, measuring 10g of coffee powder would usually generate about 45mg of caffeine.

Caffeine is not only found in coffee, but also used in many of the energy drinks to help people stay awake, keep hydrated, and help to improve metabolism.


Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Caffeine could help to stimulate the central nerves and keep awake, also to accelerate the body metabolism, improve digestion and therefore making people feel happy. The reason behind is because caffeine could help to contain the brain-signaling molecule adenosine.

According to a recent study which invited 1,000 people to join the test, those people who drinks about 2 – 3 cups of coffee has significant lower chances of suicide, and around 13% of lower risks in depression.

Researchers have also found that body metabolism is also improved for people who drinks around 2 – 3 cups of coffee a day. It helps people who engages in high strength sports, attention-focusing jobs like surgeons or programmers, workouts, etc.


Frequency & Amount

We all know that you cannot eat or drink anything too much. This is the same when comes to drinking coffee.

Researchers advises that an adult should not drink more than 200mg of caffeine a day, which gives a maximum of 2 - 3 cups of coffee. Too much caffeine consumed would cause heart overbeat, heavier burden on kidney, lack of sleep, and other side effects.

We usually recommend people to drink about 1 – 3 cups of coffee for best results.


Can I still drink coffee if caught flu?

It is unfortunate that we are living in the current situation, that COVID-19 impact is still around us. Catching flu would cause to feel sick, the common symptoms are like sneezing, coughing, fevering, etc.

We have asked professionals and according to what they have said, drinking coffee in general would not affect your body. When people feeling sick, they should stick to their usual life routine, and do not change the way of living.

However, caffeine does harm your stomach if drink too much. If you are feeling unwell, you should seek medical advices as soon as possible.


The Bottom Line

It is nothing wrong to drink coffee if you got flu. Seek medical advices if you are not feeling well, and limit the amount of coffee drink everyday, stay home, and you will get recovered very soon.