Sunday, January 14, 2007

OD'ing on caffeine

Overdosing on caffeine and ending up in the emergency room is not an urban legend; it really happens.

Green tea naturally contains caffeine, but only about 30 percent as much as coffee does on a cup-by-cup basis. In addition to a lighter caffeine load, the antioxidants in green tea slow the body's uptake of caffeine, spreading that caffeiene load over a longer period of time. This helps avoid the "crash" that java junkies experience when their caffeine level suddenly plummets.

In short, when it comes to caffeine, green tea gives you a smooth takeoff and a gentle landing.

—Mellow Monk

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