Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Energy Crutch

You know it well....caffeine. That morning cup of coffee or two or even three that most people need to "wake" up. I too have found that there are days when I feel I need a cup. Caffeine in and of itself is not horribly unhealthy for you. It is when it is in huge amounts that it can be addictive. What makes the coffee unhealthy in large doses is the cream and sugar that is added to make it taste better. If it is becoming an addiction you can start to suffer from dehydration, anxiety, headaches, or even problems sleeping. There are some  things that have caffeine that you may not even be aware of that you are consuming.

DECAF- surprise! It does have caffeine, just on a lower level.
Mountain Dew- just because a soda is not cola, does not mean that is has no caffeine. It does!
Ice Cream- different variety's of the cold stuff can whip up a heavy dose of caffeine, in some cases it can be as much as a can of soda.
Weight Loss Pills- These little "trick" drugs actually can pack up to as much caffeine as 12 cups of coffee.
*(Zantrex 3) According to 2005 analysis conducted by ConsumerLab.Com.
Pain Reliever- Excederin, for example can have 130 milligrams of caffeine.

It is important to know what your consuming on a daily basis so you can respond to what your body is telling you. If your getting a headache you could be dehydrating, start to recognize early warning signs that you need to give your body what it is designed to process in order to work properly.
For more detailed information please visit: Health.Com 
Sources of Caffeine

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