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Coffee

By March 7, 2018 No Comments

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If you’re anything like me, your morning wouldn’t be complete without a coffee! ♥

And that’s okay, because there a long list of research linking coffee consumption to lowered risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and dementia.

Your morning coffee is more than just an energy boost!

Despite there being no recognized safety limit,

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) recommends limiting caffeine consumption to 3mg per kg of body weight – which equates to approximately 210m for average adults (based on 70kg).

That’s about 3 cups of instant coffee per day.

How do you compare?

Food Caffeine content
Percolated coffee 60-120 mg/250 mL cup
Formulated caffeinated beverages or ‘ Energy’ Drinks 80 mg/250 mL can
Instant coffee (1 teaspoon/cup) 60-80 mg/250 mL cup
Tea 10-50 mg/250 mL cup
375ml Can Coca Cola 48.75
100g Milk Chocolate 20 mg

(FSANZ 2016)

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