By Margarita Bertsos, REDBOOK.
If you're sipping that morning mug of coffee or afternoon Diet Coke and, suddenly, it's doing absolutely nada for you, there's help! Here's how to give yourself a caffeine makeover and get your perk back.
Down it faster. The rate at which you consume caffeine actually changes how it will affect you. Don't mess around in the a.m.: your first cup of coffee of the day should be sipped quickly, to spike caffeine levels enough to wake you up, according to researcher Frank Ritter, Ph.D., of the Applied Cognitive Science Lab at Penn State University.
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Don't order a latte. Get this: A shot of espresso has 25 to 50 percent less caffeine than a cup of regular coffee, most likely because of coffee's longer brew time. See the difference at Starbucks--a Tall Latte (12 oz) has 75 mg caffeine; a Tall brewed Bold Pick of the Day coffee (12 oz) has 260 mg caffeine. Order accordingly!
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