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Green Tea - How Safe is the Caffeine Content?

Jun 17, 2008
I love green tea and I've been drinking it for many, many years. Not only are the many different flavors so appealing to me, but I think the health benefits of drinking green tea are absolutely wonderful! There's so many great health benefits of green tea, but one I'll mention here is the caffeine content. Yes, the caffeine content in green tea can actually be considered a health benefit! Now caffeine can definitely have some negative side effects, depending on how much you consume. But read on and you'll see what the caffeine in a cup of green tea can do for you.

There have actually been studies to prove that moderate caffeine consumption can be good for you! Caffeine can help you feel energized, motivated, and give your mood an uplift.

But here's the problem; most people far exceed the daily recommended amount. And this leads to all kinds of problems such as feeling jittery, nervous, and anxious; feeling depressed, sleepless nights, headaches, and loads of other problems.

A cup of coffee contains 85-150 milligrams of caffeine and a can of soda contains anywhere from 40-80 or even more milligrams. The daily recommended caffeine intake is 200 milligrams.

So by drinking 2 or more cups of coffee or cans of soda, you've gone over your limit and may start to feel some of the negative effects of caffeine.

Now... a cup of green tea averages only 8 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. Even by drinking 4-8 cups of green tea you will not have reached your daily recommended caffeine intake! That is great news! (One side note-black tea contains about twice as much caffeine as green tea.)

The caffeine level in a cup of green tea is just right to help you feel energized, alert, and refreshed, but won't leave you feeling as jittery and anxious as a cup of coffee or soda may.

So even though caffeine really can have a negative effect on your health according to your consumption level; you may want to try an experiment and replace green tea for your coffee and soda intake for awhile, and see if you don't feel a whole lot better (not to mention you'll be enjoying all the other health benefits that come from drinking green tea.)
About the Author
Learn much more about green tea and even try some awesome green tea drink recipes by visiting http://www.green-tea-health.net - a great website and resource specializing in all different aspects of green tea information.
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