Caffeine is found in leaves, seeds, fruits of over 63 plants. Caffeine to flavor foods and drinks.
Caffeine is not physically addictive. It is not stored in the blood. Some people may be more sensitive to caffeine and may feel stimulated after only one serving.
Caffeine is a diuretic. It is a substance that causes your body to process fluids faster. People eating or drinking caffeine should increase intake of fluids, like water.
Women who drink or eat more than 300 mg caffeine per day may have a harder time getting pregnant.
Safe Levels of Caffeine Consumption
- Adults: 300 milligrams a day
- Children: 35-40 milligrams a day
Drinks/Foods High in Caffeine:
- Yellow Lemon Pop 40 mg per 8 oz
- Cola 15-50 mg per 8 oz
- Brewed Coffee 80-140 mg per 8 oz
- Instant Coffee 65-100 mg per 8 oz
- Brewed Tea 25-75 mg per 8 oz
- Chocolate 25 mg per 8 oz
- Cappuccino 75 mg per 8 oz
Caffeine is also be found in cold remedies, diet pills, wake-up pills, chocolate, and pain killers.
In a survey, the four top reasons for people quitting coffee were: central nervous system disorders, 39%; gastrointestinal problems, 37%; to break the addiction, 19%; and fibrocystic breast tumors, 15%.
- Quit slowly. Stopping “cold turkey” may cause headaches and irritability.
- Each day reduce the amount of caffeine you drink or eat. This should help avoid the feeling of withdrawal.
- Choose decaffeinated or caffeine free drinks and foods.