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How Much Caffeine You Need Daily?

How Much Caffeine You Need Daily?

Are you the kind of person who feels like they just can’t get enough coffee? Coffee morning, afternoon, and night!? Okay, we know that is a little much for some people – but did you know (gasp) some people don’t like coffee??

As crazy as it seems, we know some people just don’t life coffee. Now, that doesn’t mean they don’t like caffeine … but how do people get caffeine if they don’t drink coffee? Well, there is actually caffeine in lots of things other than coffee! But, how does the amount of caffeine compare to a good ol’ cup of coffee? 

Well, a regular 8 oz. cup of coffee has 95 mg of caffeine. So, if you get a venti iced coffee from Starbucks (which is 24 oz) you’re looking at about 285 mg of caffeine. Now, on average, it is recommended that adults don’t drink more than 400 mg of caffeine in a day because too much can lead to irritability, sleepless nights, and anxiety.

Alright, now how do other sources of caffeine compare to coffee? Well, an 8 oz cup of black tea has 47 mg of caffeine, while an 8 oz cup of green tea has 35 mg of caffeine. Now, soda can also have caffeine – 8 oz of a Diet Coke has 30 mg of caffeine. Energy drinks also have caffeine in them – but also have less than coffee! For example, a Monster energy drink has 80 mg of caffeine in 8 oz (and a lot of sugar). More of a Redbull fan? Well, you’re looking at 77 mg of caffeine in 8 oz (and again, a lot of sugar).

Alright friends, now that we know how much caffeine is around us, tell us your favourite way to get caffeine!

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