Journalists and teachers drink the most coffee, a new study shows. Plumbers, police officers and retail merchants also love their caffeine, and according to the results, people with these professions drink 4 or more cups of coffee daily.
The list continues with medical personnel, CEOs of various companies, teleshop salesmen - it turns out that they drink 3 cups daily, 4 at the most. Store employees and IT experts are not so addicted to the caffeinated drinks - their daily dose is between 2 to 3 cups.
Coming in last on the list, with 1 to 2 cups daily, are drivers. The experts who carried out the study surveyed about 10 000 people, with 85% of them admitting that they drink at least 3 cups of coffee daily.
70% of the ones surveyed answered that they felt unable to work if they didn't drink their daily serving of caffeine. 71% admitted that they only drink coffee solely because of the caffeine and not because of the pleasant aroma or taste of the drink.
According to the experts, 4 cups of coffee a day are way too much and blood pressure may rise as a result. Also, all that caffeine in a day can cause dehydration, especially if the flavorful drink is the body's only source of liquids. Of course, coffee does have its benefits for the human body - it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and others.
There is an alternative to the caffeinated drink - it can be substituted with green or black tea. The taste is definitely different, but the end result is the same. If you're among the people who drink tons of coffee daily, you can try to change your habits by drinking green tea.
It will help you wake up and feel efficient throughout the entire day, plus it doesn't have the side effects of caffeine. A different recent study reveals that drinking 1 cup of coffee a day reduces the risk of premature death by 25%.