10 Surprising Facts About Caffeine [8 of 10]

By HEALTHY DRINKS | Sep 04, 2013
 
According to the FDA, 80 percent of U.S. adults consume caffeine each day, with an individual intake of 200mg. To put that in real world terms, the average caffeine-consuming American drinks two five-ounce cups of coffee or about four sodas.

While another estimate puts the total closer to 300mg, both numbers fall within the definition of moderate caffeine consumption, which is between 200 and 300mg, according to the Mayo Clinic. Daily doses higher than 500 to 600mg are considered heavy and may cause problems such as insomnia, irritability, and a fast heartbeat, among others.
 
Source: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/10-surprising-facts-about-caffeine/slide/8

 

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