How much is too much caffeine?

Health

It’s not just coffee on the menu; tea, chocolate, energy drinks and soda all contain different amounts of caffeine.

Contrary to popular belief, “decaf” drinks do have some caffeine in them. So how much is really safe?

According to the FDA there is no danger associated with 400mg of caffeine, about 4-5 cups of joe.

But some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others, and their bodies may take longer to process it.

Women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant should speak to their doctor about how much caffeine is ok.

The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages kids and teens from drinking caffeinated beverages.

So you’re thinking of kicking your latte habit in the new year, consider cutting down gradually to avoid side effects such as headaches and anxiety. 

And remember, caffeine is no substitute for a good night’s sleep!
 

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