In Good Health: Caffeine's Effects

For many of us – that's a cup of coffee, or maybe some tea. Caffeine is the most used psychoactive stimulant across the world. According to the National Coffee Association, 60 percent of Americans drink coffee every day. That's more than any other beverage, including tap water.

And 85 percent of people in the U.S. have one caffeinated beverage per day, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The alarm goes off for you. You continue to snooze it for another five, possibly ten minutes. At long last, you muster the strength to open your eyelids and rub the sleep out of your eyes. 

Having to drag yourself into the kitchen, you make a grab for one particular item. What exactly is it?

If we're talking about many of us, that would be a cup of coffee or perhaps some tea. Caffeine is the psychoactive stimulant that is consumed the most frequently all around the world.

As stated by the National Coffee Association, sixty percent of the population of the United States consumes coffee on a daily basis. Including water from the faucet, 

that is more than any other beverage consumed. In addition, the National Institutes of Health reports that 85 percent of adults in the United States consume at least one beverage containing caffeine on a daily basis.

No longer are coffee and tea the only caffeine sources. Energy drinks and supplements offer more synthetic caffeine.How should caffeine be consumed? Benefits and risks?

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