A recent study revealed a third of workers are putting their health at risk by drinking more caffeine than recommended. Research found that 30 per cent of us drink five or more caffeinated drinks during a typical working day.
Gulp! How much should we drink?
The European Food Safety Agency advises a daily limit of 400mg of caffeine, equivalent to four mugs of instant coffee. An average mug of instant coffee contains around 100mg of caffeine while a filter coffee may contain up to 140mg.
One female psychology student took tea drinking to the extreme when she decided to put herself to the test and only drink tea brews for a whole week. The third year student at Lincoln University, stocked up on 1,200 tea bags and vowed not to touch any other drink for seven whole days.
Don't ask my why she tried this venture—she's a student, prone to wild ideas.
But her self-experiment made her feel permanently sick, and giddy from caffeine, after downing an impressive 60 cuppas. She said she craved a simple glass of water.
I've settled down at last after 73 years of wild living. I only drink three cups of caffeine tea a day. The rest of my imbibing consists of herbal tea and water.
How about you?