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iVillage.com: Is Caffeine Addictive? Can It Sober You Up? Here’s What’s Fact and Fiction

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Fact: You Can Get Over-Caffeinated

You've probably gone a little overboard with the coffee or tea -- and felt it. “For most of us, it’s when you get 500 or 600 mg [of caffeine] per day that you may have an unpleasant sensation of jitteriness and want to cut back,” says Muncie. To reduce your caffeine intake, start by eliminating one cup of coffee or other beverage a day, says Giancoli. Other strategies include mixing half regular coffee with half decaf or drink a skim latte, which will give you more milk (and calcium) than coffee. Ditch caffeinated sodas and energy drinks and opt for seltzer water or water flavored squeeze of lemon or lime or with a drizzle of juice If you steep a tea for one minute instead of three, you can cut the amount of caffeine in half. And read the label on over-the-counter drugs, such as headache relievers, which can contain 65 mg of caffeine per tablet.

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