Most caffeinated US city?
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Did you know that Tampa has been listed as the second-most caffeinated city in the United States? We finished second only to Chicago, according to the HealthSaver 2007 Caffeinated Cities Survey conducted by an independent marketing research company.
Although most caffeine consumed in the United States comes from coffee, other sources have significantly increased. These include tea, soft drinks and, perhaps more importantly, energy drinks such as Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and others. The caffeine content of these drinks varies widely. A Diet Coke has 45 milligrams of caffeine; a Red Bull, 80 milligrams; Rockstar, 160 milligrams; a Starbucks Grande coffee has 320 milligrams; and a Fixx, 500 milligrams!
Hmm... I do some math here... You have to drink seven Cokes to get the same amount of caffeine as a Grande coffee. That's also 1085 calories, which would be half your daily calorie allowance in soda alone. Oh wait, isn't that what a Super Big Gulp is?
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