Thursday, October 7, 2010


           The Truth About Caffeine 
  • How many of you here consider yourself caffeine addicts? How much coffee
    do you drink a day? One cup? Two cups? More? 
  • Caffeine is pervasive in our society these days and every few months we
    hear about how a study has shown that it is bad for us or good for us. What
    are we to believe
  • Today I'd like to give you some of the facts about caffeine and its effects on your body. It may not cause you to change your coffee consumption but at least you'll be better informed about what you are putting into your body. 
  • I'm going to talk about the pros and cons about caffeine.
  • Let's start with the good news. Caffeine, which comes from the leaves, seeds
    and fruits of about 63 different plants, is well known as a stimulant.
  • That's why people drink it, right?
  • Caffeine does help you wake up and feel more alert and it has been shown to
    increase attention spans. This is a beneficial effect for people who are driving
    long distances and for people who are doing tedious work

  • Caffeine also contains antioxidants which have been shown to have cancer prevention qualities. 
  • The negative effects of caffeine are largely dependent on how much you consume. 
  • When consumed in small quantities like, for example when you have one cup
    of coffee or, caffeine can cause your heart rate to increase, you
    urinate more which can cause dehydration, and your digestive system
    produces more acid.

  • In larger amounts, caffeine can cause you to have headaches, feel restless
    and nervous, be unable to sleep, and even, in very large quantities to have
    hallucinations.(Don't try that at home!)
  • When larger amounts of caffeine
    (over 600 mg per day) are used over long periods of time you can develop
    sleep problems, get depressed and have problems with your digestive system.

  • having caffeine in your diet is not of any benefit to your health but moderate consumption is also not considered harmful.
  • You can see that caffeine can have both positive and negative effects on our
    health and well-being but the bottom line is that if you drink your coffee  in moderation, you don't have to worry too much.

  • So, the next time you are wondering whether you should have that second cup of coffee to perk you up, relax. At least now you know what it is and isn't doing to you!
  • p/s: berani cakap sebab setahun sekali ja sentuh coffee.. hehe