Caffeine has been known to give a whole heap of benefits - from giving that first jolt in the morning to keeping high concentration and perky vibe throughout the day.
Coffee may be the most popular, but it can also come from caffeine mints and pills, chocolate (beverage and milk bars alike), cake, yogurt, and tea!
Yes - tea. That seemingly innocuous cup of tea can give you that much-needed boost.
It’s such a healthy, delicious drink and there are many ways to drink it. But just the same, tea can give you your daily caffeine fix without the jitters.
Let’s cut to the chase.
Like any other tea, green tea can be a good source of caffeine.
The level of caffeine may not be as high as that found in a tall cup of coffee. But it’s enough to get you out of your morning or afternoon slump.
Both coffee and tea can give you the caffeine fix that you need, but one eases into your system and the other hits you like a truck.
On average, a tall cup of coffee (8-oz serving) usually contains 100 mg to as much as 400 mg of caffeine, while a cup of green tea of the same size is anywhere between 30 and 50 mg. 
Related article: How much caffeine is in your favorite brand of coffee?
To give you an idea, here’s a table showing the various brands of green tea.
After consuming green tea, this is exactly what happens to you:
The benefits of green tea go on, even before hitting the hay. Let me count the ways:
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of green tea and how you should make it, here’s Dr. Mike telling us more!
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Some research has suggested that caffeine may stimulate thermogenesis - a scientific name for the way your body generates heat and energy from the calories in your food; but nutrition experts say that this effect probably isn't enough to produce significant weight-loss. Caffeine may also reduce your desire to eat for a brief time, but again, there's no good evidence over the long-term that this effect leads to weight-loss. To date, no conclusive clinical studies have been done to determine the long-term effect of caffeine on weight loss, and the smaller studies that have been done show a lot of variability in the outcomes.
Want to hear something shocking?
Having your caffeine fix first thing in the morning will NOT perk you up.
But the good news is, you no longer need to make that sluggish early morning trip to the coffee-maker daily, nor join that long rush hour queue in your go-to café.
If you’re wondering whether we’re pulling some sick April Fool’s joke in the middle of August, there’s actually scientific evidence to all of this.
If you’re trying to lose weight (or at least not gain a few extra pounds), then the best thing to do is eat healthy and go to the gym more religiously, right?
But if you’ve been going at it for a while now and haven’t been seeing much progress, then you may want to look into something else.
Like your coffee consumption.
Now you may ask: what does an innocent cup of joe have to do with weight gain?
Let me tell you.
It’s not as innocent as it seem.
That cup of coffee you buy on your way to work? It may be sneaking in a few extra calories (more than you’d like and expect). And if you buy more than one cup a day, you may be racking up a few calories from a “dessert” that disguises itself as your go-to caffeine fix.