Essay on Effects Of Caffeine On Coffee And Caffeine

1689 Words Apr 21st, 2016 7 Pages
Coffee is a complex mixture of chemicals that provide significant amounts of chlorogenic acid and caffeine. Coffee contains over a thousand different chemicals, including carbohydrates and vitamins. “Caffeine is naturally found in coffee beans, cacao beans, kola nuts, guarana berries, and tea leaves”, (Heckman, et al R77-87). A drug referred to as caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and causes increased alertness. These are all products that are used in common beverages that people consume every day. Coffee and caffeine are two major contributors to the world that could be beneficial or detrimental to health. Coffee and caffeine can be nutritional depending on the amount consumed each day, it can also cause illnesses in people, as well as benefit the people who are drinking caffeinated drinks.
Caffeinated beverages are consumed frequently by a variety of age groups. Energy drinks make up a small percentage for 2-17 year olds that are consuming caffeine. For this particular age group, soda and tea are the primary caffeine source. Energy drinks are more popular with teenagers ranging from 13-17 years old. Energy drinks were originally marketed to appeal to the youths. It was reported to have been consumed by 30 to 50 percent of children, adolescents, and young adults. “Hundreds of different brands are now marketed with caffeine content ranging from a modest 50 mg to an alarming 505 mg per can or bottle”, (Reissig, et al 1-10). 333
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