Coffee contains high content of caffeine, Caffine is a bitter, crystalline, xanthine alkaloid that is psycoactive simulant.
Caffine is found naturally in beans and fruits, where it acts as a pesticide
Caffine acts as CNS stimulant and wards off drowsiness and restores alertness.
Sources of Caffine
As little as 20 mgs of caffine can produced changes in body.
An average cup of instant coffee has around 70-100 mgs of
Even decaffinated coffee has around 3 mgs of caffine.
An 6 Oz cup of esperesso contains 80-90 mgs.
A 340ml can of regular cola contains 35-45 mgs of caffine.
Energy drinks have very very high amounths of caffine - around
4 times more than 1 single cup of coffee.
28 grams of choclate has 10-15 mgs.
Effects of Caffine
Caffine is a quick and potent drug which produces a
similar effect to stress response in our body. It has an
almost instantaneous effect on your mind and body which
will continue to influence your state 6-8 hours later.
Every time we drink coffee we are giving our body a hit of caffine.
Caffine is one of the 3 most wideley used
mood affecting drugs today.
It makes your blood more sludgy
by raising the level of fatty acid
It stimulates the cortex of brain
to heighten intensity of mental
Makes pancreas over-work due to
need of more insulin to reduce extra
blood sugar. Causes mood swings
and severe tiredness.
An acute excess of 300mg
of caffine can result in a state of central nervous
system over-stimulation called caffeine intoxication