We’ve all heard of caffeine, it’s that thing that keeps you awake. But what you might not know is that there’s less caffeine in Coca-Cola than the equivalent-sized serving of instant coffee or tea. Get ready to digest some facts about the caffeine in your can.

1. Safe for mums-to-be
Pregnant women should not have more than 200mg of caffeine a day, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. If you’re expecting, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, we recommend following your healthcare provider’s advice on caffeine intake.

2. Contributes to hydration
For those who don’t usually consume caffeine it may have a mild, short-term diuretic effect. But that’s not the case for people who enjoy it regularly. All drinks, including those containing caffeine, help keep the body hydrated (Institute of Medicine, 2004).

3. Creates better-tasting drinks
When it comes to the flavour of our drinks, caffeine plays an important part. It adds a slight bitterness and works well with both sugar and sweeteners for a delicious taste. We also have decaf options including Caffeine-Free Diet Coke, Oasis, Fanta, Sprite and Kia-Ora No Added Sugar.

For more surprising facts about caffeine, check out our Caffeine Counter.