10 Surprising Facts About Caffeine [4 of 10]

By HEALTHY DRINKS | Sep 04, 2013

 

4 of 10 Energy Drinks Have Less Caffeine Than Coffee

By definition, one might reasonably think that energy drinks would pack loads of caffeine. But many popular brands actually contain considerably less than an old-fashioned cup of black coffee. An 8.4-ounce serving of Red Bull, for instance, has a relatively modest 76 to 80mg of caffeine, compared to the 95 to 200mg in a typical cup of coffee, the Mayo Clinic reports. What many energy drink brands frequently do have, though, is tons of sugar and hard-to-pronounce ingredients, so it’s best to stay clear of them anyway.

 

Source: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/10-surprising-facts-about-caffeine/slide/4

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