How much caffeine is in your pick-me-up?
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 3:07
- Date Feb 9, 2013
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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Sometimes silly do you need more jolts from your job well think again there's a new report that says just one serving of your favorite caffeinated beverage.
Made -- more than you actually need for the entire day.
Here explain how much is too much doctor Marc Siegel from the Fox News medical -- team doctor Siegel thanks for joining us good morning I think there's a lot of confusion about the relative amounts of caffeine in various beverages what has.
The most and that's the key thing Tucker you have to know that this can sneak up on you because you're not aware that some of these things have more caffeine and other yes.
And it's the cumulative effect of your pregnant you wanna have under 200 milligrams a day.
-- a regular adult who's not pregnant no more than 400 pilgrims today but let me give me an idea how this works.
Let's -- so this is low the team has about fifteen programs and -- a -- he's very.
Black -- which that one is has about sixty which is the most they vary but they're pretty low to.
Coke Coca-Cola -- soda has about fifty to sixty also -- -- Okay then we go to -- so -- -- regular coffee forget the latte forget espresso a regular eight ounce cup of job.
So regular eight ounce cup has about a hundred milligrams of people some people will have five cups a day when you start -- that amount.
You start to get jittery tentative feeling you're thinking so it really depends who you Hartley can go up depends on how much coffee.
-- -- talk we just shot -- talker drinking because he gets a DNC.
Starbucks but he gets a decaf gas IE I can't handle what happened Tucker told me before we -- -- little secret here he says he's the nicest sweetest guy.
Philly has too much caffeine than he gets.
Like -- terrible -- when not -- irritable guy and then caffeine makes me into a monster intolerant.
But that's absolutely right there are effects of caffeine.
Right you know it looked at Starbucks.
-- a lot that can help 330 milligrams in its earlier you used a couple -- to give -- hundred programs.
You switch over and have one of those.
Grunting is bad news getting over 300 milligrams Starbucks does -- more caffeine than some of the others you got to know look on the label and ask how much -- often get.
Because long term by the way I want to make another point here long term.
The amount of caffeine cuts down on the amount of sleep you get it brought it blocks your brain from feeling -- You might be -- more than one more and I is an internist and concern about the long term effects of losing sleep.
Very quickly a lot of people love this five hour energy was -- -- to us well that's over 200 milligrams and people don't even tend to think of the energy drink in the same way -- -- But that's over 200 milligrams if you have two of those today you've already exceeded the amount I think you should go for it you know don't watch much more popular.
And they -- I mean there's an epidemic of energy drinks out there among adolescents and young adults it's gone crazy.
Up over 80% over the last couple years it's a big big problem cutting back -- Mountain -- thank you get hit.
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