Green Tea Caffeine Content - How Safe Is It?

by Jenn Bingham - Date: 2008-06-19 - Word Count: 386 Share This!

I absolutely love green tea and have been enjoying for years. There's such a wide variety of flavors and types of green tea to choose from, and it's so healthy for you! Green tea has loads of health benefits, and one I really appreciate is the caffeine content in green tea. I realize caffeine can have some negative side effects depending on how much you take in, but you'll soon see how the caffeine in a cup of green tea can can benefit you.

Studies have shown that moderate caffeine intake has been found to be healthy for you! Caffeine can brighten your mood, boost your energy, help you feel more focused, and even accelerate you heartbeat.

But here's the problem; most people far exceed the daily recommended amount. And this leads to all kinds of problems such as feeling jittery, nervous, and anxious; feeling depressed, sleepless nights, headaches, and loads of other problems.

The daily recommended caffeine consumption is around 200 milligrams. An average cup of coffee will contain 85-150 milligrams of caffeine. A serving of soda will contain anywhere from 40-100 (or more) milligrams.

So by drinking 2 or more cups of coffee or cans of soda, you've gone over your limit and may start to feel some of the negative effects of caffeine.

But if you love green tea (or have never even tried it) you'll be thrilled to know that it contains far less caffeine than coffee. Green tea contains on average only between 8 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. To me, this is just astounding! I love the fact that I can drink my 4-8 cups of green tea a day and I won't suffer from the usual side effects that 4-8 cups of coffee would give me.

The amount of caffeine in a cup or two of green tea is at the right level to help you feel energized, refreshed and alert, but without all the negative side effects you may have drinking a cup or two of coffee or a can of soda.

Now that you know the difference in the caffeine content of green tea and coffee (or soda), why not try replacing green tea for your coffee for a few days, and see if you feel differently? There's also the other numerous health benefits you'll be experiencing by drinking the green tea as well!

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