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January 13, 2014

How much caffeine do you need to get started in the morning?

Filed under: Health — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:55 am

For the last couple of years, I have been drinking a large cup of 7-11 coffee to kick start my brain in the morning.  I would drink the 7-11 coffee, on an empty stomach, the first thing in the morning, around 6:30 a.m. before eating breakfast. I never noticed any side effects.

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Then I received an electric coffee maker, along with a bag of Starbucks coffee grounds, for Christmas. I began making my own coffee in the morning, using a 7-11 paper cup, to measure the amount of  brewed coffee that I would drink. After drinking Starbucks coffee, for several days,  I began to notice that, every time I drank Starbucks coffee, I felt woozy, with a sick feeling in my head.  The feeling was similar to the sick feeling that I had when I suffered a stroke.

This sick feeling would usually last all day.  I actually debated whether I should head for the hospital.

I thought about the TV commercial, where a man is shown pressing the button on an emergency device hanging around his neck.  The commercial says that “he wasn’t feeling right.”

Finally, I decided to do a test this morning.  I went back to drinking a large cup of 7-11 coffee.  No sick feeling.  I decided to throw out the bag of Starbucks coffee.

I did a google search to find out how much caffeine is in Starbucks coffee, compared to other brands.  I learned that Starbucks coffee has the most caffeine, compared to other popular brands.  For example, there is twice as much caffeine in Starbacks coffee, as in McDonald’s coffee.  The only other brand that has more caffeine than Starbucks is named DeathWish.

I also learned, from my Internet search, that dark roast coffee has less caffeine.  I always drank dark roast before I started drinking Starbucks coffee.  So now I am going back to dark roast coffee from 7-11, at least until I can buy some dark roast ground coffee that is not Starbucks brand.

This news article claims that caffeine boosts your memory: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/caffeine-enhance-memory-study-article-1.1577823