He blames High-Fructose Corn Syrup and soft drinks along with the bio chemistry of Fructose for the increase. He also talks about sodas being very high in salt. He tells us that there is so much salt in soda that it makes us even thirstier and they put all the sugar in the soda to cover up the taste of the salt. The same areas in the US that have the problems with obesity are also the ones that are having problems with diabetes and also heart disease. 30% of Fructose is metabolized into fat.
Are you a caffeine junkie? Do you need a cup of coffee in the morning to be able to talk coherently? If so, you join the millions of people who need caffeine to jump start their day. How much do you really know about caffeine? Do you worry about caffeine having an ill effect on your body?
The Addictive Effects of Prescription Painkillers The Addictive Effects of Prescription Painkillers Pain medication is being abused because many people are addicted and people have to be treated for addiction. Addiction to painkillers has become a big problem in the US among teenagers, the middle aged, and the elderly. There seems to be no age barrier when it comes to this addiction. There are many types of prescription painkillers. Painkillers are powerful drugs that interfere with the nervous system’s transmission of the electrical signals one perceives as pain.
Energy drinks may seem to give you a jolt of energy, but that are in fact very harmful to your body. Consumed in large quantities, health experts say, the drinks can cause nervousness, irritability, increased blood pressure, insomnia and when mixed with alcohol, especially whisky, they could lead to strokes. The high levels of caffeine and sugar have negative effects which include sleep deprivation, heart attacks, elevated blood pressure , dehydration, diabetes, strokes , and seizures. Energy drinks are simple beverages that contain some form of vitamins and other chemicals which boosts your energy for very short span. These energy drinks have lots of sugar & caffeine which provides us with energy.
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system giving the body a sense of alertness. It can raise heart rate and blood pressure while dehydrating the body. Today’s population complains of exhaustion, stress, and insomnia, and this is simply the cure for it. Although both high in caffeine, these two have their differences. What everyone wants to know is if coffee is better than energy drinks.
Caffeine has a major effect on the overall health of people. “Caffeine increases heartbeat, respiration, basal metabolic rate, and the production of stomach acid and urine; and it relaxes smooth muscles, notably the bronchial muscle,” (1). If precautions are not taken carefully during the consumption of caffeine, these results may occur. Obviously sleep is a necessity for everybody and caffeine will effect sleeping habits. “Caffeine is known to cause insomnia because of its central nervous system stimulating activity.
1. According to a case study analyze that the Four Loko or beverage drinks are dangerous, if people who are consume more than the limits. It also can affect mental health. Dr Michael Reihart believes that “ this is one of the most dangerous new alcohol concoctions” because contaminate of caffeine (p. 156). It can be about 156 mg or more than this of caffeine that is a problem of the high level of caffeine.
Changing a diet can lower the risk of having Cardiovascular Disease. A diet with saturated fat increases the risk. High blood pressure is a major risk factor because if you have a diet high in sodium can lead to hypertension. The harmful use of alcohol has been shown to damage heart muscle and increase the risk of stroke and cardiac arrhythmia. Saturated fats and trans fats will raise your cholesterol levels, which can lead to a clog up in the arties.
A Summary of “The Buzz on Caffeine” Yearly, Americans drink an extreme amount of caffeinated beverages states Jeffery Cluger in his essay titled “The Buzz on Caffeine”, and the effects of the caffeine can vary from positive to negative. Research say’s that 70% of our beverages consume caffeine and our biggest is carbonated soft drinks. Over 60% of Americans associate with caffeine as a recreational chemical of choice. Caffeine can be very beneficial when taken in small amounts, several times daily, improving one’s ability to perform cognitive tests, while improving mental alertness and avoiding the usual mid-day crash. Some researchers suggest that caffeine may even prevent diseases such as type II Diabetes and Parkinson’s, although on the other hand, studies show that caffeine worsens diabetes in those who already have the disease.
It also produces large amount of endorphins in the brain, and in high doses (primarily when abused) can cause a euphoric feeling which is very much like heroin. OxyContin is one of the most abused prescription drugs in America today. It is a highly addictive drug because of the increase of pseudo pleasurable feelings. When a person has become addicted, it can have major negative effects on their career, family, and health. After one has decided to seek professional help (this usually occurs when the addict hits rock bottom) there are many resources available to help achieve long-term abstinence.