People are often surprised to discover there is less caffeine in
As our comparison chart shows, levels of caffeine in
The caffeine in our drinks such as
Safe for mums-to-be
The Food Standards Agency recommends a maximum of 200mg of caffeine a day for pregnant women. A can of
There are no recommended daily upper limits for caffeine in the EU or in the UK except for pregnant women.. The European Commission and the Food Standards Agency in the UK both state that caffeinated drinks are safe to drink every day in moderation.
Hydration and caffeinated drinks
We all need to keep our bodies well hydrated. Caffeine might have a mild, short-term diuretic effect on people who don’t usually consume it, but studies show that's not the case for people who enjoy caffeine regularly. A 2004 report by the US Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that all drinks – including caffeinated ones – contribute to hydration. This was supported by a scientific review by the British Nutrition Foundation in 2010.
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