Monday, February 05, 2007

Addicted to Decaf?

Via - Addicted to Decaf?
Few decafs are 100 percent caffeine-free. Many brewed varieties contain up to 7 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce serving; a 1-ounce serving of decaf espresso can have up to 16 mg.

That may not seem like a lot when you consider the caffeine content of other beverages (90-135 mg for 8 ounces of caffeinated coffee; 35-50 mg for an ounce of espresso; 40-60 mg for a 12-ounce cola; 15-50 mg for 8 ounces of tea), but caffeine is a powerful -- and legal -- psychostimulant, which means that even small amounts may affect you.

Caffeine acts like an all-around upper. It decreases fatigue, increases alertness, and gives you a mood boost. But it has a dark side, too. Consuming too much can make you anxious and send your heart rate and blood pressure soaring.
Just a little note for all you coffee addicts out there. Use the info however you see fit.

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