Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Number One Drug Of The World Is Coffee!

More than 90% of Americans admit to being coffee drinkers. Here in Seattle we are proud of our wonderful coffees.

Caffeine's potent ability to ward off sleep, improve athletic performance, decrease pain and fatigue, boost memory, and enhance your mood makes it a very popular drug.

Coffee is the most widely used mood altering drug in the world! If used in moderation it's a great drug. The problem is that many people don't use it in moderation and literally get hooked on coffee!

Your body adapts to the caffeine and requires more coffee to gain the effects you enjoy with your cup of coffee. Soon it takes 2 cups of coffee to get the "wake up" feeling. You find yourself drinking more and more to get the same effect.

Pretty soon if you're not careful you're drinking way too much coffee and the benefits of drinking coffee fade.

Too much caffeine may contribute to high blood pressure, decreased bone density in women, jittery nerves and sleeplessness. More than 500 to 600 mg of caffeine or 4 to 7 cups of coffee can cause problems.

200 to 300 mg of caffeine per day generally doesn't cause any harmful effects. That's about 2 to 4 cups of coffee depending on what type. Checking how much caffeine is in your cup of coffee is a good plan.

Coffee can have adverse effects on medication and cause problems with pregnancy so it's important that you discuss your use of coffee with your medical doctor.

Coffee has shown to have qualities of benefit not only due to the caffeine but because of the other antitoxins in the coffee. Studies are showing that drinking 2 to 3 cups a day cut the risk of strokes.

Other claims are being made about coffee's side effects such as making women's breasts smaller.

No studies are solid about any of the claims made about coffee and health but the possibilities are there.

If you're overdosing on coffee cutting down can be uncomfortable. Headaches, irritability, fatigue and nervousness can occur when you cut back on your coffee supply. Cutting back slowly is the best plan.

Get lots of rest and drink plenty of water when you decrease the amount of coffee you're drinking. It'll take a short time to get over the unpleasant effects of limiting your caffeine use. It will be worth it. Like all things in life moderation is the best choice!

Your fitness expert

Lynn     www.getrealfit.org


  1. Lately I've read more and more about some of the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of coffee. I always wished I could drink it because every work place seems to have a coffee pot going all day! I love the aroma but, oddly, can't stand the flavor so I remain a confirmed tea drinker!

  2. So if I cut out coffee & caffeine I may get bigger breasts? Heh heh if I'd known that I would have quit my 1 coffee/day habit years ago :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Lynn!

  3. LOL I don't drink coffee and I'm still flat chested. so if I had been a coffee drinker would I be concave???


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