The average American consumes about 227 mg of caffeine daily. Tea and soft drinks are the main sources of caffeine for the majority of children and young adults. As we get older, coffee becomes the primary source of caffeine in our diets. Of course, most of us know that coffee contains caffeine. But just how much caffeine is there in that “morning wakeup call”? Does a double espresso have more caffeine than a typical cup? And what other products besides coffee and tea contain caffeine?

Many people are surprised to learn that caffeine can also be found in energy drinks, candy, chocolate, as well as products like some pain relievers, cold remedies, weight-control aids, and various prescription medications.

Caffeine and Headache