How much caffeine is hiding in your favourite beverage? Maclean’s recently took a look at caffeine in “Should Health Canada Regulate your coffee?” and offered up some interesting insights about where Canadians get their caffeine.
If you get the medium coffee you can make it a breakfast combo at some quick-service restaurants, providing 390 mg of caffeine. Is a venti more your style? That’ll be 415 mg of caffeine. When you ask: may I have a large double-double, what you’re really saying is that you’d like 460 mg of caffeine. A regular 250 ml energy drink? That would be 80 mg. A large single serve 473 ml energy drink is 180mg
But how much caffeine is too much? Health Canada recommends no more than 400 mg of caffeine daily for a healthy adult with few exceptions.
Understanding all sources of caffeine in your diet is important – make sure you know the facts.