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Concerned About Caffeine

That morning cup of coffee definitely works like a magic potion. We all feel better with the rush that coffee brings. This stimulated feeling experienced after drinking coffee is brought on by the caffeine in your coffee.Caffeine works by acting on the central nervous system and increasing alertness, reaction time, heart rate and metabolism. Because of these effects, caffeine becomes a major cause of concern for a lot of coffee-drinkers.  Research has proved that caffeine in moderation (five cups of coffee a day, or less) has minimal side-effects.Since caffeine is excreted within a few hours and does not build up in our body, expert have found it agreeable to take 200-300 mg per day.  That is the equivalent of three cups of coffee. Pregnant women have been advised to keep caffeine intake low to prevent any risk of pre-term delivery or spontaneous abortion. Research conducted by The American Cancer Society reveals no connection between caffeine consumption with cancer. Caffeine does not cause cardiac problems, but people who experience increased heart rate from caffeine will want to steer clear of all products that contain it.Still in doubt? Order a decaf! We have a range of decaf drink on our menu. At Grano Coffee, all you have to do to steer clear of caffeine is ask.  Average caffeine concentration in common foods: 
Brewed coffee (5 ounces): 115 mg 
Diet Coke (12-ounce can): 41 mg 
Iced tea (12 ounces): 15 mg 
Brewed decaf coffee (5 ounces): 3 mg
Caffeinated water (8 ounces): 70 mg 
Brewed tea (5 ounces): 31 mg 
Espresso (1 ounce): 35 mg 
Chocolate candy bar (1 ounce): 20mg