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Here’s What The Maximum Amount Of Caffeine You Should Be Drinking In A Day Looks Like

Chances are, you need a cup of coffee to get yourself up and ready to face the day. But do you really know how much caffeine is in your pick-me-up drinks, and how much is too much caffeine?

While some cans of energy drink contain 80 milligrams of caffeine (that’s just one-fifth of the maximum recommended amount per day)…


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… just a few cups of Starbucks drip coffee can contain more than three times that amount.


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In a 2-ounce “shot” of Starbucks coffee there’s a whopping 215mg of caffeine.

Each 12oz cup of McDonald’s drip coffee contain around 109mg.


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You’d need five cans of Red Bull to reach your maximum recommended caffeine intake (although it does contain some dodgy ingredients, like taurine, that you might not want to drink five cans of…)


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You might not think of tea as highly caffeinated, but an average cup of brewed black tea contains around 67mg, so you can have 6 cups per day.


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A can of Coke contains a surprisingly low 34mg of caffeine, but that doesn’t mean you should drink all 12 cans because, well, hello sugar.


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And around 5 and a half lattes will take you up to your RDA of caffeine, as long as it’s made with a single shot and plenty of milk and foam.


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