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How can the effects of caffeine be counteracted?

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The effects of caffeine can be counteracted by eating raw vegetables, drinking plenty of water and taking magnesium, melatonin and vitamin C supplements. Do not eat anything sweet, including fruit, or take over-the-counter pain relievers that can contain large amounts of caffeine.

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A healthy adult can safely ingest 400 milligrams, or about 4 cups of coffee, per day. Any more may cause unpleasant symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, restlessness and heart palpitations. To counteract negative effects, eat a raw carrot with a glass of organic milk, whole wheat toast with salmon or green vegetables high in melatonin, such as purslane. Take a magnesium, melatonin or vitamin C supplement with plenty of water. To avoid future negative side effects, gradually cut down on caffeine intake and be aware of caffeine hiding in unsuspected sources such as pain relievers and food such as chocolate.

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