I work shift work and my doctor told me to cut down on coffee.

I work shift work and my doctor told me to cut down on coffee. I bring a thermos of coffee to work, so I do need the caffeine. But, it's giving me irregular heartbeats. Should I just cut the coffee out cold turkey? Symptoms of too much caffeine (a headache, tremor, nervousness, irritability, increased sensitivity),...

Is caffeine recommended with fast heart rhythm (tachycardia)?

What is the recommended amount of caffeine for a person with a ventricular tachycardia? Caffeine is not recommended for people with a fast heart rhythm (tachycardia) that is focused in the lower heart (ventricles). Caffeine makes your heart beat harder which you don't need. Decaffeinated coffee, decaffeinated tea, and decaffeinated carbonated beverages may still contain 1...

I drink coffee but want to replace that with something healthier.

I am a daily coffee drinker but am wanting to replace that energy with something healthier. What are some foods I can add to my breakfast to give me energy for the day? Or what foods should I stay away from or add to my daily diet in order to feel more energized? Caffeine makes your...

My doctor prescribed 50 milligrams of beta-blockers and a caffeine-free diet.

I've recently been diagnosed with a mild case of mitral valve prolapse. My doctor prescribed 50 milligrams of beta-blockers and a caffeine-free diet. The only things she mentioned to avoid were coffee, tea, caffeinated sodas and anything containing chocolate. Are there other foods that contain caffeine or is my list above complete? Thank you....

I prefer tea to coffee, but I’ve heard that tea has as much caffeine as coffee. Is that true?

I prefer tea to coffee, but I've heard that tea has as much caffeine as coffee. Is that true? I make about two cups of tea from one tea bag. I've been reading a lot about caffeine lately. The caffeine content of a tea bag brewed for five minutes is about 47 milligrams for...

Could you tell us how the caffeine content of soda, chocolate and decaf compares to coffee?

We were wondering several things. We are concerned about the health risks of caffeine and wonder if you could tell us how the caffeine content of soda, chocolate and decaf compares to coffee (how many milligrams of caffeine for one serving of each?) Also, we have heard caffeine depletes calcium content. is this true?...

I consume 8 to 9 cups of coffee and some cola through out the day.

Hello I am doing a report for my foods class on the effects of caffeine as a way to help myself. I consume 8 to 9 cups of coffee and some cola through out the day. I was wondering if you could email me with an address where I could receive this info on...

Does caffeinated pop give us hiccups?

Does caffeinated pop give us hiccups? Caffeine would not give you hiccups. The carbonation in the pop (also called soda) you drink may though.

I am concerned about caffeine consumption during pregnancy. How much caffeine is in chocolate?

I am concerned about caffeine consumption during pregnancy . I would like to know how much caffeine is in chocolate products such as plain dark chocolate, chocolate ice cream and chocolate milk? Is there caffeine in other less obvious food items? Also, what is a safe amount of caffeine during pregnancy? Is there a...

Is caffeine banned by the Olympic Committee? If so how much?

You mentioned that caffeine was banned by the Olympic Committee. This is only on the order of a dose of several (I believe it is 1.6) grams. An 80-kilogram adult would only take a dose of around 400 milligrams (5 milligrams/kilogram of body weight). This also would have been taken roughly four hours prior...

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