- SOURCES AND AMOUNTS
Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in the leaves, seeds and/or fruit of more than 60 plants. Research has shown that beverages are the leading dietary source of caffeine—with coffee being a top beverage of choice. This is just the tip of iceberg when it comes to learning about caffeine.
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According to the FDA, the European Food Safety Authority and Health Canada, moderate caffeine consumption, up to 400 milligrams (mg) daily, is not associated with adverse health effects in the general healthy population of adults.
Research shows that there may also be benefits to caffeine consumption, including:
Knowing how much caffeine you are consuming each day from all sources will help ensure you are consuming moderate amounts. Moderate consumption is recommended to avoid common effects of too much caffeine, such as insomnia, headache or increased heart rate. Information about the amount of caffeine in common caffeinated foods and beverages is available from many sources, including manufacturers’ websites.
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There are a few different types of coffee that many of us enjoy. They contain varying amounts of caffeine:
Tea is another popular beverage—hot or cold, many of us reach for tea instead of coffee. Like coffee, tea can vary in its caffeine amounts:
There are a wide variety of caffeinated sodas and energy beverages for us to choose from. They come in many different size options and flavors, and also hold varying amounts of caffeine.
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Safe amounts of caffeine vary per person.
Some people may need to avoid or limit caffeine consumption due to a health condition or individual sensitivity. Certain sensitive groups, such as pregnant women and those with a history of heart conditions or high blood pressure, should talk with their healthcare professional about their caffeine consumption to determine the amount that is best for them.
Whether it’s a latte, soda or energy drink, keep the amount of caffeine per serving in mind when enjoying a caffeinated beverage.
200 mg per day
400 mg per day*
400 mg per day
FDA value not set
As you can see, caffeinated foods and beverages can be safely consumed by the general healthy population and caffeine is found in various foods and beverages that can be consumed as part of an overall healthful diet.
We hope you enjoyed learning more about caffeine.
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