March is full of a ton of silly food holidays from National Peanut Butter Day to National Cheese Doodle Day. One holiday that often flies under the radar is actually for the entire month of March, Caffeine Awareness. Caffeine Awareness may sound weird, but it may be your new best friend.
While I don't recommend upping your caffeine intake for the month of March, I do suggest getting your facts straight while snapping pics of your latte art.
What is Caffeine Awareness Month?
Why Does it Matter?
We should know where caffeine can be found in what we are eating and drinking regularly so that we can see where it is adding up throughout the day.
It is important for your diet to have healthy limits of caffeine. If you have ever felt jittery or noticed your hands shaking after that second energy drink, you probably know that too much can really effect your body.
According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), a maximum of 400 mg of caffeine can be part of a healthy, daily diet. If you're like me, and math ain't your thing, here's what that means...
What's in My Cup?
Coffee Ain't Your Cup of Tea?
For the Love of Chocolate
Mixin' and Matchin'
Here are combos that will keep you fueled through the day, but flying under the healthy daily limit:
- 3 cups of coffee and one energy drink
-3 pieces of dark chocolate, 2 cups of coffee, and 1 energy drink
-2 energy drinks and 4 shots of espresso (two tall lattes)
-2 cups of coffee, 2 energy drinks, and 1 shot of espresso
-4 energy drinks and a shot of espresso
As long as caffeine consumption is maintained, it is a beneficial addition to any diet. It is know to boost memory, detox your liver, help hair growth, and relieve post-workout muscle pain. Healthy doses may also prevent kidney-stones and skin cancer.
Taking time this March to educate yourself on your favorite pick-me-up method will help you maintain your health.
As long as you keep your intake in check and balanced with a healthy diet, it is completely safe to keep sippin' on your go-to Starbucks order.