Caffeine Myth

Caffeine is detrimental to one’s health, true or false?

THIS IS FALSE, BUT SOMEWHAT TRUE

Recommended dosage:

     < 600mg/day – for the average person
     < 200mg/day – pregnancy, heart problems

Below is a list of the caffeine content of common drinks. There is also a more comprehensive list.

Drink Caffeine (mg)

Brewed coffee, 1 cup

100 – 500

Instant coffee, 1 cup

80 – 100

Tea, 1 cup

8 – 90

Can of cola, 375ml

35 – 50

Energy drink, 250ml

80

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