How much caffeine should we use?

How much caffeine should we use?

Have you ever wondered how much caffeine is in your favorite coffee? You will be surprised after learning that different coffees have different amount of caffeine. Caffeine’s content in the coffee depends primarily on the size of a cup, the grounding, roasting and the way how it was prepared. Finally, it should be calculated how much coffee beans were used for making the drink and what kind of coffee it was.

In addition, we can find caffeine in tea, chocolate, some of the soft drinks and medicine. As you can see, measuring caffeine is a serious job. However, medicine experts have revealed approximate numbers of caffeine we can find in various products:

1 cup of instant coffee – 100 mg of caffeine

1 cup of grounded coffee – 140 mg of caffeine
A cup of tea – 75 mg of caffeine
1 cup Cola drink – 40 mg of caffeine
1 can of energy drink – up to 80 mg of caffeine
50 g of dark chocolate – 50 mg of caffeine
50 g of milk chocolate – 25 mg of caffeine

International Food Standards Agency (TMSA) states that all people are safe when using less than 400 mg of caffeine per day but recommends taking 300 mg in most of the days to stay healthy. Pregnant women are highly recommended not taking more than 200 mg of caffeine per day. Sensitivity to caffeine is a personal thing because different people have different organisms that differently react to caffeine. However, pregnant women are taking up more risk because they are responsible for their baby which can born weighting too little because coffee slows down the speed of development. The researchers have found that caffeine is absorbed very quickly in pregnant woman’s body and is capable to easily cross through placenta. As you can see, it’s very important to minimize the amount of caffeine when pregnant.


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