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The Buzz on Caffeine

Health Benefits and Risks of Caffeine Consumption


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  • Coffee is a great treat to enjoy. I think in moderation it can be beneficial. I usually drink tea as well which is calming.
  • I love my coffee but probably should try to cut back a bit
  • I LOOOOVE coffee in the morning! Started drinking it, just occasionally at first, at age 8; was drinking 1 mug at breakfast by the time I was in my teens. I remember people chiding my mother, saying it would stunt my growth -- but I am 5'9", so that obviously was a lot of nonsense. I don't drink coffee or any other caffeinated beverages later in the day, however; only at breakfast. I brew mine from freshly-ground beans, and probably consume about 400 mg. daily.
  • I only drink one or two glasses of Crystal light energy packets per day. I drink water the rest if the day. I'll enjoy a coffee now and again, but it's rare that I do.
  • I disagree with the article~ I think the world is addicted to coffee as evidenced by many comments. Yes, I will take a cup, that is once in a great while ,but I think there are MANY MORE benefits to Herbal tea than coffee. Besides ,really , isn't it about the ADDITIVES everyone puts in coffee~another way to keep the sugar habit going. No, I do not put sugar in my tea. But I have a sugar habit going that I am trying to get rid of~called ~cookies!
  • Love the article but have to say that when I am decaffeinate the world at large is in danger. '-)

  • I enjoyed this and I have to say some of this I did not know about coffee. Thank you.
  • I have gone for years without the caffeine - actually got addicted to it some as a younger adult with headache medicines with it and coffee -- Have very slowly begun to try a little again, but have to be careful to stop by later afternoon if I want to sleep by 10 p.m. Have been more motivated to try it some in order to see how it affects my ADHD adult daughter and that experiment is still in progress.
  • This lovely cup of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee right here, with skim milk and three packs of Equal?
    This is all that's standing between most people and certain annhilation, because my patience is already short and my grip on my temper is tenuous at best.
  • I've been caffeinated and decaffeinated. I prefer to be caffeinated. The good news is that I know when I've had enough--even when I'm tired. I can't drink more than I can handle.
  • I drink 4-5 coffees everyday, and being in Italy, they're quite strong. I have stopped drinking it after 4-5 pm though, cause it worsen my sleep problems. I have a low blood pressure and I suffer from headaches from time to time, so I guess it helps!
  • YELLOWDUCK60 there's a caffeine chart on pg 3 that shows for tea as well as other drinks :)
    Hi lots of talk about coffee - nothing really said about a refreshing cup of weak tea. I drink alot of it - its just about hot water with milk- with a hint of tea. I would be interested to know what that caffeine content of that would be.
    I drink coffee infrequently and find purchased coffees too strong for me.
  • I love and adore coffee-drink it every day. But every once in a while -I quit coffee to give my body/brain a break from it. .And I find It takes about a month for my brain to re-wire to be able to have my own energy again. For that month I notice it is harder to think as quick /move as I do with the caffeine.But I have learned that I have to quit slowly. One time I tried to quit cold. and looking for an exit at the car wash, I accidentally drove my car off a curb that at one time had been a driveway ( it still sort of looked like one). I realized right there and then, with my car stuck on that curb-that withdrawal from coffee -I need to be careful for the first day or two! I would not have made such a judgement error had I had my morning joe.
  • I tried giving up caffeine once. It was the worst dietary change I ever made. I will never do that again, unless some horrible global catastrophy happens, and suddenly humanity runs out of coffee.

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