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?