Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cheers for Caffeine


Cold Coffee

Actually, a little caffeine is good for us. We can feel free to take our favorite blend as we need to separate the fact from fiction.


  • People say long term caffeine consumption is bad. Answer is FALSE.
    • Actually according to the research psychologists from United State Army Research Institute of Environment Medicine, as long as we don’t have high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia or suffer from anxiety disorders, then consuming caffeinated beverages over the years should not pose health problem.
  • People say caffeine makes us sharper. Answer is TRUE.
    • Actually in our brain, caffeine interrupts adenosine (the chemical that signals sleep) and stimulates pleasure centers. So, it has the ability to make us feel both alert and relaxed all at once, says Ernesto Illy, founder of high-end coffee brand, Illy Cafe.
  • People say caffeine ups your game. Answer is TRUE.
    • caffeine stimulates us to exercise 10 to 15 percent longer because it keeps us from getting tired quickly, explains nutritionists at Ontario’s University of Guelph.
  • People say if we have coffee after dinner, then we would be sleepless. Answer is FALSE.
    • Actually a small cup of coffee after dinner is fine for most people, but if you have trouble falling into slumber even hours later, then you should take tea rather than coffee. A cup of tea only contain around 35mg of caffeine. high caffeine content drinks like energy boosters, on the other hand, can keep us up for hours, so drink at least three hours before our bedtime.


You not need to worry too much about your health if you didn’t take too much high caffeine content drink. Everyday 1 or 2 cups of coffee sugar free will not impact us much and even may help on our health in another way. Lets enjoy coffee now!


Coffee! Caffeine! Control!