Best Food Forward – Can the Caffeine!

March 22nd, 2013 No Comments Tags: , , , ,

There may be more caffeine in your grocery cart than you think! Caffeine is found naturally in coffee and tea (green, black or white). It is also added to energy drinks and some soft drinks, such as cola and some brands of root beer. Caffeine is also found naturally in foods made with cocoa, such as dark or milk chocolate and hot chocolate. Other products such as guarana and yerba mate are natural sources of caffeine; these may be ingredients in some foods.

After consuming caffeine, some people experience trouble sleeping, headaches or jitteriness. The best way to avoid unwanted health effects is to consume less caffeine.28 Choose healthy drinks that don’t contain caffeine, such as water, decaffeinated tea or coffee, milk, fortified soy beverage or 100% juice.

For more on caffeine in your food and drinks, visit:

http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Caffeine.aspx

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