Monday, October 27, 2008

No More Starbucks?

Do you want to hear the worst news about the whole back pain/pretend heart attack episode? One of the paramedics told me I should cut back on my Starbucks! Oh no! My heart had some irregular heart beats and these can sometimes increase with caffeine. I'm not sure what made him think I drink so much. It could be that whenever I was asked what I last had to eat I said "A Starbucks and a Cookie". And they seemed to ask me that a few times, so I'm sure it was ingrained in his mind.

So I looked to see how much caffeine actually was in a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte which is what I normally drink and to my relief it isn't nearly as much as a coffee. Chai's have 100 miligrams of caffeine per 16 oz (a Grande/Medium) and Coffee has 320! A coffee latte has less - 150 but a Chai is even less than that. You have no idea how happy that makes me!

That being said, I still have irregular heart beats so I should probably cut down but maybe I can get away with just switching to Talls.


Kim said...

At least he didn't say to cut out the cookies !

Paws on the Run said...

Good point Kim. I should be thankful for that!

miradukesadie said...

Aww don't worry - I have an extra systole and I haven't croaked on starbucks yet! lol