Negative Effects Of Coffee Essay

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Negative Effects of Coffee Many of us rely on coffee to kick start our day, some people make it a point to drink coffee the moment they wake up in the morning. More than just drinking it, coffee for some has become a ritual not only once sometimes up to 5 cups a day and even more. According to the International Coffee Organization, approximately 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) state that an average US person consumes 300 mg of caffeine daily, an equivalent of two and four cups coffee which is said to be moderate caffeine intake. Coffee when consumed in moderation can promote a variety of health benefits. How About Australians? Where Do We Get Most of Our Caffeine From? The most common source of our caffeine intake comes from coffee, it could be from instant coffee, coffee from a vendo machine or from any local cafe or restaurant. Australians aged 15-49 showed that 50% of caffeine comes from coffee products and the rest comes from a wide range of sources such as soft drinks, tea and energy drinks but nothing comes close to coffee as the main source of caffeine. Why is Coffee Addicting? Studies claim that one or two cups of coffee a day may result to negative effects on our health but others suggest this is still acceptable. What is the real deal and who are we to believe? Steven Meredith, a researcher in behavioural pharmacology at the John Hopkins School of Medicine said that “Caffeine is a drug!”
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