You must have probably given up on your evening coffee, but if you still find yourself twisting and turning at night, a few other foods could be the culprit. These surprising hidden sources of caffeine could be keeping you up at night, says nutritionist Priya Kathpal.
Flavoured almonds: If the flavour is chocolate or coffee, be assured that the almonds will contain some caffeine. A handful of 20 almonds can contain around 24 mg caffeine.
Energy drinks: If are drinking those energy drinks to boost your energy, the chances are that you are doing it by flooding your body with caffeine. A 20oz energy drink bottle contains as much as 45-50mg caffeine.
Pain relievers: Some pain killers include caffeine as one of the ingredients. This is because caffeine increases dopamine production which blocks pain signals in the brain.
Protein bars: Yes, any chocolate flavour protein bar will contain caffeine, but the quantity could be a little more than what you would expect in one small bar. The tricky part is you might not be able to find if your pack contains caffeine as most manufacturers don’t list it.
Fizzy drinks: It is not just carbonated drinks that contain caffeine. Your orange and apple soda can also contain a lot of caffeine. A 355ml can contain as much as 45mg caffeine.