The Effects of Caffine Essay

Submitted By rgocha
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Well first things are first, I am not a huge caffeine fan. I do not drink coffee on a regular basis, I do however drink it every once in a while. I do drink soda, especially Mt. Dew, but even that I only drink it once in a while, I can make a 24 case last me a month easily. So all of this caught my attention greatly. My girlfriend drinks caffeine religiously, from coffee in the morning to Pepsi the rest of the day. I would say that she is 100% addicted. I have had a talk with her and she has admitted that she gets what she calls caffeine headaches on a regular basis.

The fact or detail that caught me in the introduction was the fact that there may be benefits of drinking caffeine, even though it should be drank moderately. The fact that it might help prevent Type II Diabetes is very important to me since it runs very strong in my family. All my relatives have it except two. I have myself checked every year and I always get a clean bill of health when it comes to that issue and that is very important to me. I see all the pain and anguish that some of my other family members go through every day because of their diabetes and I don't need that.

As far your view on this article, I would feel that you would be like my girlfriend and continue to drink caffeine and keep your routine. One you have formed this habit over a course of years and habits like that are hard to break. I can speak first hand on this because I have the habit of smoking that I have formed of the course of years. I still don't want to quit but I know I should. Now I am not saying that you or my girlfriend should quit I do mean to say that thinking about and even acting upon changing the habit that you both have formed should be looked into.

This is easy for me to see the difference. When I read I can get all the information. I read every word and look up the ones that I do not know or understand, that way I know exactly what context the word is being used and how to better manipulate the summery with that knowledge. When I am trying to summarize a lecture or even something like a business meeting that is a lot harder because one I am just getting bits and pieces of the subject because there are always questions and answers that go off into a completely different way than what I feel the speaker may be going. There are breaks that are supposed to be meant for people to catch up but they are always in the wrong places. There are slides of information, power points, and charts that have information to keep up with. Personally, I like being able to read and then summarize otherwise to me it is just one big nightmare.

It’s hard to find much wrong with a drug that can battle fatigue and improve creativity and could even help prevent Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. It’s also hard to find much right with a drug that elevates blood pressure, aggravates stress, causes insomnia and leads to addiction. When both drugs are the same thing, it’s hard to know what to think.
That’s the rap—and the rep—associated with caffeine, the recreational chemical of choice for nearly 60% of Americans. But what of the received wisdom is true? Is caffeine a scourge, a tonic, a little bit of both?
One thing’s for certain: we sure love the stuff. There are 167 million coffee drinkers in the U.S. and they consumed nearly 6.3 billion gal. Last year alone, the average drinker admits to 3–4 cups a day, although the National Coffee Association is studiously vague about what constitutes a cup deliberately, perhaps, in an era in which a large Starbucks sloshes in at a whopping 20 oz. On top of our coffee, we poured down 2.4 billion gal. Of tea in 2003, not all of which was gentle herbals. Biggest of all are carbonated soft drinks, 70% of which are caffeinated. Americans consumed a stunning 15.3 billion gal. In 2003, over 574 cans for every man, woman, and child.
The good news is that not only does all the caffeine not necessarily hurt but in some ways it may help. Java’s famous