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Friday, December 1st, 2006

For the Non-Believers

Caffeine in Beverages and Chocolate10
ITEM MILLIGRAMS OF
CAFFEINE
AVERAGE RANGE
COFFEE (8-oz. cup)
Brewed, drip method
Brewed, percolator
Instant
184
128
104
96-288
64-272
48-192
TEA (8-oz. cup)
Brewed, major U.S. brands
Brewed, imported brands
Instant
Iced (12-oz. Glass)
64
96
48
70
33-144
40-176
40-80
67-76
Caffeinated soft drinks
(12 oz.)
36 30-60
Hot cocoa (12 oz.) 6.4 3.2-32
Chocolate milk beverage
(8 oz.)
5 2-7
Milk chocolate (1 oz.) 6 1-15
Dark chocolate, semi-sweet
(1 oz.)
20 5-35
Baker’s chocolate (1 oz.) 26 26
Chocolate-flavored syrup
(1 oz.)
4 4

Source: U.S. FDA and National Soft Drink Association

A pregnant woman should not consume ANY caffeine: Experts and studies have stated that “moderate” levels of caffeine have not been found to have a negative effect on pregnancy. The definition of “moderate” varies anywhere from 150 mg – 300 mg a day.

So considering that two cups of coffee a day is considered safe I think that half a pepsi should be manageable. :-p

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