Monday, 13 August 2007

Man does not live by caffeine alone.

A teenage girl in County Durham, in the UK made the mistake of knocking back seven double espressos - Wow!

She had to be rushed to hospital when she developed a fever and started hyperventilating.

It seems she was under the impression the coffees were single measures and overdosed on caffeine.

She said: ” I was having palpitations, my heart was beating so fast and I thought I was going into shock”

"My nerves were all over the place.”

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Below is the Caffeine content in coffee and other caffeinated beverages.

* A double espresso shot of 2 oz has up to 100mg of caffeine in it.
* An 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee contains up to 120mg of caffeine.
* A cup of instant coffee will contain 70mg of caffeine.
* An eight-ounce cup of decaffeinated coffee will contain anything between 1 mg to 5 mg on caffeine in it.
* An 8-ounce cup of black tea contains 45mg of caffeine.
* An 8-ounce cup of green tea has 20mg of caffeine.
* An 8-ounce cup of white tea has 15mg of caffeine.
* A 12-ounce can of coca cola has 34mg of caffeine.
* A 12-ounce can of Pepsi has 38mg of caffeine.
* Barq’s 12-ounce can of root beer has 22mg of caffeine.
* A 12-ounce bottle of chocolate milk has 4mg of caffeine.
* 1 ounce of dark chocolate has 20mg of caffeine.
* 1 ounce of milk chocolate has 6mg of caffeine.
* 8 ounces of Ben and Jerry’s coffee fudge frozen yogurt has 85mg of caffeine.

Excessive intake of caffeine in humans results in stomach pain, agitation, fever, confusion, dehydration, vomiting, trembling or twitching, irritability, increased sensitivity to touch or pain. Sometimes, it may also lead to fibrocystic breast diseases and hallucinations like ringing or other sounds in the ears, flashes of zig-zag lights even when they are not there. Moreover, if you are suffering from diabetes or are clinically proven as ‘insulin resistant’, caffeine can prove to be dangerous to your health and well-being. So, in order to lead a healthy life, it is advisable not to get addicted to caffeine.

Anonymous said...

Get the real scoop on coffee at www.CaffeineAwareness.org
And if you drink decaf you wont want to miss this special FREE report on the Dangers of Decaf available at www.soyfee.com

Phil A said...

As they say everything in moderation...

A double espresso or two go a long way.