Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Truth About Caffeine and Coffee
Are you consuming an unsafe amount of caffeine each day? The FDA thinks that you might.
If fact, I watched one guy almost overdose on caffeine last Friday morning.
Did you know that each can of Monster gives you 160mg of caffeine?
And did you know that according to the FDA, you should NOT consume more than 400mg of caffeine per day?
It's amazing how much caffeine people consume, and it's no surprise that the number of hospital visits associated with caffeinated beverages DOUBLED in the last five years (over 20,000 people per year go to emergency rooms because of energy drinks - crazy, right?)
So here's the truth about caffeine.
First, some caffeine is fine. And yes, some coffee is fine too. In fact, it's been linked to health benefits, and is even the #1 source of antioxidants in the American diet (although that might just be pointing out how bad most American's diets are...).
The problem, of course, is with too much caffeine. From jitters to anxiety to those emergency room visits, the world is over-caffeinating itself to the point of addiction.
And while energy drinks get all of the bad press, do you know what one of the most dangerous drinks might be?
It's not Coca-Cola. It's a caffeine lightweight at about 50mg per can. Even a small Red Bull packs only 80mg.
Diet pills often provide a potentially nasty 200mg per serving, and often recommend three servings per day. That can be a BIG problem.
But it's coffee that can do you in all at once.
At Starbucks, a venti-sized brewed coffee exceeds the FDA's daily recommended limit with a whopping 415mg of caffeine. That said, a "short" 8oz cup provides only 75mg. So if you go to Starbucks, take it easy on the monstrosity sized beverages.
Personally, I've been trying to avoid all caffeine, and it's been weeks since I've had even a Green Tea.
But I still have MORE energy than ever before, thanks to my favorite almost zero-calorie beverage.
From Dr. John Berardi to John Romaniello...from Tim Ferriss to Isabel De Los Rios...and from Jason Ferruggia to lil' ol' me, CB, we all drink this.
You might even be able to give up caffeine because of the natural energy highs this beverage will give you.
Plus, it tastes great AND it tastes more filling.
So that rules out beer - LOL.
But it's not an "energy drink" packed with sugar, caffeine, and who-knows-what-other-dangerous-ingredients.
In fact, this drink is ultra-low in calories - WITHOUT artificial sweeteners - and is perfect for intermittent fasting, too.
It's literally the perfect drink for fat loss and higher energy levels.
NO, it's not water. And nope, not a protein shake either.
But it is the most important drink you can give your body for health and fat loss.
It's a Athletic Green Super Food Cocktail.