While the average coffee lover drinks 23 gallons of coffee every year, a tea enthusiast would generally drink 10.3 gallons a year. With this amount being consumed each year, what effect does it have on the human body? Coffee is the first thing that people associate with instant energy on a groggy morning. “In the U.S., coffee is king of beverages” (Reinke) Research has been done that has named coffee as an addiction to the people who consume large quantities of it. Coffee was named the top source of antioxidants.
For a lot of people drinking coffee has to be on their daily to-do list. While a fluid ounce of typical coffee has 18 milligrams of caffeine, a fluid ounce of Rockstar or Monster only pack 10 milligrams of caffeine. I believe we should all be concerned on the amount of sugar or caffeine that our favorite daily products contain. Clearly, not much research has been done on energy drinks, coffee on the other hand has been researched or the past 100 years. Just like anything else,
American’s cannot deny their addiction to caffeine. Two Hundred and eighty milligrams is the average intake for American adults and fifty one percent of adults drink coffee daily (“Caffeine” Alcohol and Tobacco). This high intake once consumed can have lasting effects for four to six hours (“Caffeine” Health Education). Although often associated with the new age of... ... middle of paper ... ...se Control and Prevention. Department of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.
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However, most caffeine consumers have no idea how they react to their body chemistry, the chemical mechanism, the hidden side-effects, and the actual daily amount which they intake. "Researchers have attempted to find out how much caffeine people consume every day. It was estimated that in the United States, coffee drinkers drink an average of 2.6 cups per day. Total caffeine intake for coffee drinkers was 363.5 mg per day - this includes caffeine from coffee AND other sources like soft drinks, food and drugs. Non-coffee drinkers even get plenty of caffeine: former coffee drinkers get about 107 mg per day and people who have never had coffee get about 91 mg per day."
You will still be able to fall asleep but your body is going to miss out on the benefits of deep sleep. The next day you are probably going to feel worse, so to make yourself feel better, you will need caffeine as soon as you get up and out of bed. This cycle can start to continue day after day. This is why 90% of Americans consume caffeine everyday. Once you get in the cycle, you have to keep taking the drug (home.howstuffworks.com).
Several people rely on caffeine to wake them up or give them a boost of energy when they feel down. Acting as a stimulant, caffeine not only improves concentration and focus, but also stops fatigue (Staff 1). Considered the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world, approximately 90 percent of adults consume it daily (“MedicineNet.com” 1). But do caffeine buyers really stop to evaluate the possinle harmful effects on their body? Health scares similar to this are not recent.
Throughout the years past caffeine consumption in America has increased jarasicaly, about 90% in some form daily. “On average Americans have been known to consume 280 mg of caffeine per day or 2-3 cups of coffee”(Linn). Strangely enough, caffeine is still contained and found in decaffei... ... middle of paper ... .... Therefore, is caffeine in coffee a delicious heavenly elixir sent from the gods, or an evil wicked concoction that Americans have all been hypnotized into loving unconditionally as far as addictions go. In conclusion, caffeine in coffee and the consumption Americans drink daily can be an issue for human health, sleep pattern, and physical dependency leading to caffeine withdrawal symptoms from quitting immediately.
Caffeine as we know is very much present in what is thought to be the one of the most consumed beverages in America, coffee. In fact, Food Manufacturing, a Leading Source for Food Manufacturing writes in their article entitled ‘Consumer Trends: 83 percent of Americans Drink Coffee’ that “83% of American adults drink coffee”. I remember the first time I had a cup of coffee, I remember thinking that it was the best sugared-water anyone had ever given me, it gave me wings. That was when I was 7 years old, and coffee and I have been inseparable ever since. B- Most of the time when the word coffee pops up in conversations between ‘concerned family members and friends’, it almost always ends with “you need to stop, coffee will destroy you, eat you up, and spit you out as though you were poison”.