I stumbled across an interesting article today – 9 Top Caffeine Fixes. How approperiate that I found this article as I was sipping my second cup of coffee of the day. What surprised me is that now the medical community is stating that caffeine taken in moderate doses can be good for you overall health, similar to the past findings that glass red wine, dark chocolate, and olive oil also provide good health benefits.
Some of the benefits that caffeine can provide is increased alertness, short-term memory, 40% lower risk of developing gallstones in men, lower risk of developing Parkeinson’s disease, 25% lower risk of colon cancer, and even relief for asthma symptoms.
However, like anything we take, too much of it can be detrimental. For instance, too much caffeine can cause nervousness, jitters, insomnia, increase heart rate, and possible links to rheumatoid arthritis. I guess you could also include that pesky withdrawal sympton – migraine headaches.
Here are a few of our favorite drinks and their caffeine content from Beauty Eats by Real Age. Drink up and and enjoy!
DIET COKE Everybody’s default diet drink
THE CAFFEINE FIX 45 mg
WATER JOE For the purist: plain H2O with a jolt
THE CAFFEINE FIX 60 mg 16.9-ounce bottle
RED BULL The energy drink that started it all
THE CAFFEINE FIX 80 mg per 8-ounce can
TAB ENERGY A revved-up version of old Tab cola
THE CAFFEINE FIX 95 mg per 10.5-ounce can
CHOCOLATES Candy with more zip than a cup of joe
THE CAFFEINE FIX 150 mg per piece
FUSION ENERGY 7/Eleven’s new-ish “functional” brew
THE CAFFEINE FIX 250 mg per 12-ounce cup
STARBUCKS Coffee, just coffee
THE CAFFEINE FIX 280 or so per 12-ounce cup
SPIKE SHOOTER Heavy-hitter energy drink
THE CAFFEINE FIX 300 mg per 8.4-ounce can