All you need to know about Caffeine | IbizaFoodie
Are these kind of people who need coffee just after waking up? Without a boost of caffeine life is too hard? Did you know that there are a lot of different way to consume caffeine?
You can find it more than 60 plants, tea leaves, coffee beans. cocoa beans, chocolate, soft candy, soda, ice cream, energy drinks or food supplements.
What are the effects of Caffeine?
Depending on your weight, age, consumption habits caffeine has different effects. It can act as stimulant, increasing alertness and endurance during exercise, it’s diuretic and also may affect sleep patterns.
How much caffeine is found in foods and products?
- Tea (220 ml) – 50 mg
- Coffee (filter, one cup, 200 ml) – 90 mg
- Coffee (espresso, 60 ml) – 80 mg
- Standard can of energy drink (250 ml) – 80 mg
- Standard can of cola (355 ml) – 40 mg
- A bar of plain chocolate (50 g) – 25 mg
- A bar of milk chocolate (50g) – 10mg
What is a reasonable diary caffeine boost?
In 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded:
-18 Years old, no more than 3 mg of caffeine per filo in a single serving. For example, for a child of 25 kg: 3 mg x 25 kg= 75 mg.
+18 Years Old, maximum 400 mg per day, with a maximum of 200 mg in a single serving.
For pregnant woman, a maximum of 200 mg per day.
Many consider caffeine as a popular drug. If you’re not used to it, then the effects will make you feel more energetic but in high doses you can feel anxiety, irritability, insomnia, palpitations and more. Our body is smart and get use to our rythm so it will need more and more to produce the same effects. Like all drugs, caffeine is addictive and it will cost you to stop taking it.
However, scientists say that a moderate dose is not dangerous to health.