Coffee is Americans’ top source of caffeine, but the USA ranks only 26th in per capita consumption.
Countries in northern Europe love their java even more, with Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark topping the list.
According to the 2018 Food & Health Survey, two-thirds of Americans say they know how much caffeine they consume.
But less than one-third know that naturally occurring caffeine has the same effect as added caffeine.
In the United States, caffeine may be added to any product if it is included in the ingredients list and meets relevant safety standards.
The first time FDA explicitly approved adding caffeine was for colas in 1958.
WHAT IS “Moderate?”
Like just about everything else in life, caffeine should be enjoyed in moderation, a range considered to be from 300 to 400 milligrams per day for the general healthy adult population (and lower recommended levels for certain groups like pregnant women).
That’s why you should “know your number”! Check out the chart below to get a better sense of how much caffeine you consume.
PRODUCTS & THEIR
Know the Sources & Amounts MANAGE YOUR “BUZZ”
When it comes to caffeine, it's not the source that matters, but the amount. Moderate intake is between 300-400mg for the average, healthy adult.