Addicted caffeine Essay

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Introduction: How many of you here consider yourself addicted to caffeine? How much coffee and or caffeinated soda do you drink a day? One cup? Two cups? Or even More? What type of caffeine do you drink? Is it energy drinks, soda, or coffee. Many study’s have been shown that caffeine is bad for us and or good for us. Which do we 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 and or soda consumption but at least you'll be better informed about what you are putting into your body. I'm going to talk about the beneficial effects of caffeine, the negative effects and discuss what are considered safe levels of caffeine consumption. Beneficial Effects: Let's start with the good news. Caffeine is found naturally in coffee beans, tea leaves, chocolate, cocoa beans and cola nuts, and is often added to carbonated drinks. This makes it one of the most widely consumed behaviourally-active substances in the world. For most of us, caffeine provides a stimulus for concentration or waking up. For athletes, however, it can be used to prolong endurance exercise and enhance power production. Many people drink caffeine because it helps you wake up and feel more alert and it has been shown to increase attention spans. Initial studies examining the effect of caffeine supplementation on endurance performance reported swimmers consumed caffeine 2.5 hours before swimming found that their split times improved significantly for each swim time, while average swim times were 1.9% faster than when carried out without caffeine. Caffeine also temporarirly increases heartbeat, increases the blood pressure, and stimulates the action of the lungs; it relaxes smooth muscles. Caffeine is used in treating migraine, either alone or in combination. Caffeine should be used with caution by people with

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