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The Fiend, Caffeine

I think I've developed an intolerance for caffeine.

I used to drink a lot of coffee.  About two or three years ago, I cut back from an average of 2 cups per day to one, largely due to digestive issues.  After my little flutter of last week, I tried an experiment - a day with no coffee, and a day with my usual one cup.

The one-cup-day resulted in noticable "jitters" and general unpleasantness.  Some of that was undoubtedly because I was paying attention to said jitters, but still, there it was.  So, today is another no-coffee day.  Assuming that trend continues, I'll be taking coffee off the menu.

Now, so far, other caffeinated drinks aren't bothering me.  Of course, if you look at the list below (generated from the Mayo Clinic) that makes sense (values in milligrams of caffeine):

Generic coffee  = 100
hot tea = 50
pop = 35
ice tea = 10

So right now I'm going with no coffee, and ice tea for lunch.  We'll see what comes out.



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Sep. 2nd, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
Depending on your brewing method, the acid may not be helping.

Assuming you do drip, other methods might be worth looking into if coffee is something you enjoy taste-wise.
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