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Caffeine is not only in coffee and tea: if you suffer from insomnia or are always too agitated here are 6 foods to avoid because (surprisingly) they contain it
In Italy, coffee is sacred, but for many it is a pleasure forbidden due to caffeine.
This substance, naturally present in nature (not only in coffee and cocoa beans, but also in tea leaves, guarana berries and kola nut) is known for its exciting properties and therefore highly not recommended for whom suffer from insomnia.
But not only: the excessive consumption of caffeine it can be harmful to health, which is why it has been identified in 200 mg la maximum recommended daily amount (about two and a half cups of espresso).
But if you think that it is enough just to reduce the cups of coffee to be in place with the conscience, you are wrong: there are also other products in which the caffeine is present.
Here's what they are
As already mentioned, caffeine occurs naturally in cocoa berries and therefore also in all derivative products.
A dark chocolate bar it can contain about 50 mg, just under a cup of coffee (which contains 80).
The same, according to data released by the Ministry of Health, applies to milk chocolate and all cocoa-based foods.
Small amounts of caffeine they are also present in food supplements such as protein bars.
It is often believed that the increase in energy is given by proteins, in reality it's caffeine to give that feeling of greater resistance.
Not only that: this kind of products, sold as slimming and improving sports performance, in addition to caffeine, they also contain synephrine.
Coffee flavored foods
It is not only pure coffee that has significant doses of caffeine, but also all derivatives.
We tend to think that many foods are simply coffee flavored, but this is not always true and, in any case, this does not prevent them from contain caffeine.
For example also yogurt and ice cream they can have it in small quantities.
There is a reason why after a hangover, to cushion the after-effects, you drink coffee.
Just as there is a reason why after a cup of espresso often in the morning the waking headache disappears.
By the same principle some analgesics, commonly used for pain relief, can contain small amounts of caffeine.
Read the composition indicated in the package insert to make sure.
When one thinks of caffeine, in addition to coffee, the Coca Cola and tea, followed by the Red Bull and other energy drinks, which also contain taurine.
In reality the same substance is present also in other drinks, as in some types of lemon soda and fizzy drinks.
Replace the espresso with decaffeinated it is a solution up to a point.
This coffee also contains caffeine, albeit in smaller quantities.
There is talk of about 5 mg per cup, although some brands come to contain up to 32 mg.
However, lower doses, but which must be taken into account for not risk overdoing it.