How many cups of coffee are there in a Red Bull?

In this text we will provide the answer to the question: “How many cans of Red Bull are in a cafe”. In addition, we will bring the pros and cons of each of these drinks and we will discuss the harm that the excess of each of these drinks can bring to your health.

How many cups of coffee are there in a Red Bull?

According to the manufacturer’s own website, a 250 ml can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 80 mg of caffeine, less than a 250 ml cup of coffee which contains about 113 mg of caffeine. An average espresso shot contains 63 mg of caffeine, so one can of RedBull is approximately 1.27 cups of espresso coffee.

What is the difference between the caffeine content value of Red Bull and Coffee?

A standard 248ml can of Red Bull provides 112 calories and 80mg of caffeine. While a 250ml cup of coffee has just 2 calories and provides an average of 113 mg of caffeine. The sugar-free version of the Red Bull has 13 calories and provides the same amounts of caffeine.

The Mayo Clinic, one of the main hospitals in the United States, launched an article on the subject in 2014. According to the organization, most adults are safe to consume up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day.

Anyone who consumes more than 5 cups of coffee a day or more than 6 cans of Red Bull may experience various symptoms of too much caffeine in the body, such as insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, upset stomach, rapid heartbeat, and muscle tremors.

What are the pros and cons of coffee?

The benefits achieved with the moderate consumption of coffee for health are:

  • Improve memory
  • Improve concentration
  • Help avoid depression and prevent cancer
  • Help fight headaches and help with weight loss
  • Improve performance during exercise
  • Help avoid cardiovascular disease
  • Helps with constipation
  • Prevent diabetes and premature aging
  • Prevent Parkinson’s disease

Coffee has not only caffeine, but also, zinc, iron, magnesium and several other minerals, in addition to amino acids, proteins, lipids, sugars and polysaccharides. In addition, coffee has antioxidants that, during roasting, form new bioactive compounds.

It is advisable to consume up to four cups of espresso a day, whenever possible of Arabica coffee. A quality coffee needs to taste like coffee, so don’t add sugar or sweetener to the drink. 

Although it varies according to each type of bean, the ideal, for a brewed coffee, is the proportion of 50g to 500 ml of hot water. 

The drink can help increase attention, stimulate the body and even lose weight, but if consumed in excess can cause anxiety, shivering, lack of sleep, gastric problems and lack of calcium.

What are the pros and cons of Red Bull?

Energy drinks have a stimulating effect and, if consumed in excess, can result in strong side effects such as rapid heart rate, insomnia and addiction. It is noteworthy that, depending on the dose and the body, the implications can be even worse.

The drink has two main substances that stimulate the body, caffeine and taurine. Caffeine works in the body as an enhancer of cognitive action, relaxation and disposition, also improving mental and physical cognition and perception of exertion, in addition to reducing lethargy. 

Taurine, which is produced by the body itself, acts with a detoxifying and antioxidant action.

As this type of drink acts directly on the Central Nervous System, to stimulate the metabolism of the person who drinks it, it can also act on the brain, slowing its responses and stimuli.

Remember that the alertness offered by energy drinks is temporary and therefore, when the effect of the drink wears off, fatigue is usually even greater and, as a result, headaches usually appear in most cases.

Whichever beverage you choose to consume, consumption should be done without excesses, as the human body is sensitive to large doses of the substances contained in both beverages.

Also, you can drink both if made moderately, as energy drinks are easier to drink for convenience, and coffee tastes better and has a more attractive aroma.

Conclusion

In this text we provided the answer to the question: “How many cans of Red Bull are in a cafe”. In addition, we brought the pros and cons of each of these drinks and we discussed the harm that the excess of each of these drinks can bring to your health.

Citations

https://bikehike.org/how-many-cups-of-coffee-in-a-red-bull/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/red-bull-vs-coffee
https://www.businessinsider.com/caffeine-daily-serving-2017-6
https://driftaway.coffee/coffee-vs-red-bull/
https://www.redbull.com/br-pt/energydrink/red-bull-energy-drink-ingredientes

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