Is Caffeine Slowly Killing You? - The Silent Dangers Of Caffeinated Drinks

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Is Caffeine Slowly Killing You? - The Silent Dangers of Caffeinated Drinks The results are in for 2011 and the numbers are not surprising. Caffeine products are consumed by eight out of every ten people in the United States. Collectively, coffee, tea, and soda, all caffeine rich beverages, are consumed more than any other beverage except water. So many of us depend on the "kick" that caffeine delivers to start off the day. Others have a genuine addiction to caffeine and consume the alkaloid chemical throughout the entire day. But is the caffeine you had today slowly killing you?

Caffeine is a substance found in over one hundred plant species around the world including carefully selected barks, berries, leaves, and seeds. Natural products that yield the highest levels of caffeine include coffee beans, kola nuts, yerba mate leaves, and tea leaves, with coffee beans leading the way in popularity, sales, and demand here in the U.S. Consequently, caffeine consumption has a host of long ignored ill health effects and is causing harm to many people when used in excess amounts. Those who drink more than two cups of coffee per day, or any equivalent of, are considered excessive users.

With regards to coffee, the risk is two fold. It starts with the coffee plant, which is the third most pesticide sprayed crop in the world, only behind cotton and tobacco. Detectable amounts of pesticide chemicals are found in over seventy percent off all coffee beans. The coffee companies claim…

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