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If you avoid caffeine as a rule: is 15mg per 8oz a lot?

b
Birmingham Nov 17, 2010 01:22 PM

I get kinda shaky and over-stimulated and even a little weepy if I have too much caffeine--and by too much I mean if I'm sharing a super-sized Coke with my husband.

He has discovered and really likes Arizona Iced Tea's Arnold Palmer 1/2 tea 1/2 lemonade. I used to make it for him but the guy always seems to like processed store-bought stuff over my lovingly homemade concoctions. But I digress...

As far as a commercial iced tea, I like it myself--but since it's not decaf, I worry about having any past lunch-time. Just wondering though if 15mg is a small amount that I shouldn't worry about. I know I could have a glass at dinner and find out that way, but so far there hasn't been a night when I didn't feel like getting a good night's sleep.

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    la2tokyo Nov 17, 2010 07:38 PM

    Starbuck's coffee has over 100mg of caffeine per 8 oz. 8 oz of Coke has about 23 mg if caffeine. Decaf coffee seems to average about 5 mg per 8 oz.

    Kind of interesting to see how much things like red bull (80 mg) and hot cocoa (9 mg) contain:
    http://www.cspinet.org/new/cafchart.htm

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    1. re: la2tokyo
      b
      Birmingham Nov 18, 2010 11:54 AM

      Thanks for that list. Maybe I'll just try a small glass in the evening (like 4 oz) and see how that goes before trying a full 8oz.

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