Is Caffeine Good for You?


Recently, I went a little overboard and bought a bunch of different teas from @wholefoods (five to be exact). Anyway, I decided to try a #hicaftea from @republicoftea and made a toasted coconut black tea with cashew milk. It was delicious! So I decided to have another cup and took a cursory look at how much caffeine was in it. It ends up it has 140 mg of caffeine which is fine if I only had one cup, but now I was having two cups which is 280 mg of caffeine! I am a little sensitive to caffeine so I decided to look up how much caffeine is too much. Here is what I found:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣Most studies suggest a daily coffee habit (our most common source of caffeine) is good for you. Studies showed daily coffee decreased mortality rate over time.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣…BUT that benefit diminishes as the number of cups of coffee daily increases⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.

In other words, less is more when it comes to coffee⁣ (and probably caffeine)⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣. Studies suggest that a moderate intake of caffeine (between 200 and 400 mg daily) does not cause long-term harm for the average healthy adult⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣. But more than 600 mg daily is too much⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.

⁣⁣⁣So, how much caffeine is in our favorite drinks⁣? ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Green Tea 8 oz = 30 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Coke 12 oz = 34 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Pepsi 12 oz = 38 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Black tea 8 oz = 50 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Red Bull 8 oz = 80 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Coffee 8 oz = 100 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Monster Energy 16 oz = 160 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

5 Hour Energy 2 oz = 200 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Starbucks Pike Place Roast Grande 16 oz = 310 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Starbucks Blonde Roast Venti 20 oz = 475 mg⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
How much caffeine did you have today?