It perks you up in the morning, gives you a boost to meet deadlines, and may even help you to dance all night long. See how much caffeine is in your favourite beverage.
Coffee is arguably the world’s favourite caffeinated drink.
Lately however, there’s also been an explosion of alternative caffeine drinks on the shelves, which are marketed towards helping with sports performance, energy and even memory.
In small doses, caffeine can help with alertness and boost energy levels. However, it’s important to also consider some of the negative side effects of having too much caffeine, such as chest pain, dizziness, heart palpitations, shaking, restlessness, insomnia and headaches.
So how much is safe? There’s no conclusive upper limit of how much caffeine we should have each day. Some people are more sensitive than others, but, generally speaking, most of us are okay if we stick to less than 300ñ400mg a day (that’s around three or four espresso shots).
We’ve compared a variety of caffeinated drinks so you can find out how much is in your favourite pick me up.