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Choose Your Caffeine Wisely
By Dr. Alan Greene
 

This chart will help you make smart choices to reduce your daily intake of caffeine each day.1 If you must have your daily shot, strive to keep it under 150 milligrams. (Caffeine content of beverages varies due to brewing method, plant variety, and brand.)

 

Item Caffeine (milligrams)
Cappuccino mocha, 16 oz. 120–130
Cappuccino, per 16 oz. 116
Iced tea, 12 oz. 67–76
Coffee, brewed by drip method, 5 oz. 60–180
Latte, 12 oz. 58
Espresso, 2 oz. 40–170
Coffee, instant, 5 oz. 30–120
Some dark carbonated beverages, 12 oz 30–46
Baking chocolate, 1 oz. 26
Brewed teas, 5 oz. 20–90
Semi-sweet chocolate, 1 oz. 5–35
Chocolate syrup, 2 tbls. 4
Cocoa beverages, 5 oz. 2–20
Chocolate milk, 8 oz. 2–7
Decaffeinated coffee, 5 oz. 2–5
Milk chocolate, 1 oz. 1–15
Citrus flavored carbonated beverages, 12 oz. 0–65
Decaffeinated or herbal teas, 5 oz. 0–1
Decaffeinated carbonated beverage, 12 oz. 0

 

 
REFERENCES :
1.“Facts Help Calm Concerns Brewing over Kids and Caffeine.” USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. www.kidsnutrition.org/consumer/archives/dull-appetite.htm. 2004.
 

 

 
 
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