How to Monitor Your Caffeine Intake

A delicious hot cup of coffee can be a great way to start the day. It can also be great to grab a cup of coffee with friends and chat about anything and everything. However, while coffee can be delicious, and it can give you a jolt of energy, it is important to monitor your caffeine intake. Below, you can learn more about how to do so.

Why should you monitor your caffeine intake? Caffeine can be good for your body in many ways, but too much coffee can pose problems for your health and well-being. Someone who has lots of caffeine can have trouble sleeping at night and problems with insomnia. An excess of caffeine can also cause issues like headaches, irritability, muscle tremors, nervousness, and more.

How much caffeine is too much caffeine? The answer probably partly depends on the specific person you are because everybody is slightly different, but there are some guidelines you can follow.

According to Mayo Clinic, “Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine, a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two “energy shot” drinks. Keep in mind that the actual caffeine content in beverages varies widely, especially among energy drinks.”

As mentioned above, when monitoring caffeine, it is important to recognize that not all caffeinated beverages are created equal. Think about the amount of caffeine each type of beverage you drink has so that you can accurately figure out how much caffeine you are drinking every day.

How much caffeine do you have every day? Drinking coffee is common for many adults, and many of us probably do not even pay attention to the amount of coffee we drink every day. However, as discussed above, you should probably monitor your caffeine intake so that you do not run into problems from drinking too much caffeine.

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