5 Surprising Foods That Contain Caffeine

Coffee and tea aren't the only caffeine culprits out there.

5 Surprising Foods That Contain Caffeine

By Reina Berger

Ever notice your heart racing and your hands shaking even when you haven't consumed any coffee or tea? Caffeine is sneaking up in all sorts of surprising places these days. If you want to avoid an unwanted buzz, check out our list of the top five surprising foods that have caffeine in them. Too much caffeine can cause anxiety, increased thirst, insomnia, fevers, headaches, irregular heartbeats, and difficulty breathing. Keep this list handy to steer clear of any health problems and ensure your caffeine consumption stays under control.


More: The 7-Day Caffeine Detox

Pain Medication

We turn to pain medication to rid us of aches and pains but in the process may also be getting a caffeine buzz. If you have a headache or menstrual pain, take a closer look at your pain medication and you may find a hefty amount of caffeine in each pill. Most brands have as much as 60-65 milligrams of caffeine per tablet. Planning to pair your pain medication with several cups of coffee? Make sure you’re not overdoing it by checking the label first.

More: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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