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Got Coffee? Learn About Caffeine for Caffeine Awareness Month

Learn About Caffeine for Caffeine Awareness Month

Peruse these bits of information about caffeine for Caffeine Awareness Month.

From coffee to an energy drink to chocolate, caffeine is in some of our favorite treats. It’s a chemical that helps to give us a pick-me-up, but how much do we really know about caffeine? We would like to suggest some interesting tidbits of information about caffeine for Caffeine Awareness Month.

  • There are more than 60 plant species that have caffeine present. Foliage and seeds such as cocoa beans, yerba mate, and coffee beans, for example, all have caffeine in them.
  • It takes time for caffeine to kick in. It usually takes about 20 minutes for caffeine to affect our bodies, but it can range anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.
  • A majority of us consume caffeine every day. Whether it’s through coffee, soda, or tea, about 85 percent of the US gets their daily caffeine fix.
  • Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant.  It is said to be the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug and is unregulated world wide.
  • It is suggested that regular caffeine consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.  It’s always best to check with your health care provider to determine if your consumption of caffeine is deemed to be safe.
  • A dating website that was created in 2012 by three women is making the rounds with on-line dating.  www.coffeemeetsbagel.com is putting a new twist on the word “coffee.”  The women are referred to as the “bagels” and it appears that the men are the coffee.  There is a unique twist to how folks are matched up so if you’re single, you might want to check it out.

As we discover all about caffeine at The Maria Sanchez Show, don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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