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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Nutrition 230 Ashley SonsBrock ThorntonJenni WhiteKatie Miller The mean milligrams of caffeine consumed per day was 849.86 mgbased off of a study of 300 students at a south-eastern university. -Micronutrient absorption is decreased; for every 150 mg of caffeine consumed, the body fails to absorb 5 mg of calcium. Low calcium levels lead to poor bone health.-Iron absorption is also interfered with, causing a decrease in the amount of red blood cells produced and oxygen transport in the body. What About The Micronutrients? The "Hype" of Caffeine Consuming caffeine has a multitude of benefits and disadvantages. Fun Fact:Caffeine is a controlled drugin the athletic world, and athletes can be banned from Olympic competitionif urine caffeine levels are too high Effects of Caffeine Caffeine functions as a stimulant of the nervous system by blockingtwo adenosine receptorsin the brain, similar to how powerfulillegal substances like cocaine work. Coffee includes:-carbohydrates-lipids-vitamins & minerals including magnesium, potassium, niacin, & vitamin E-alkaloids, phenols, and nitrogenous compoundsSome people add cream, sugar, milk or whipped cream in their coffee which adds unnecessarycalories and fat. Pros:-increased alertness-elevated mood-decreased fatigue-improved work performance-potential prevention of diseases(type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, liver disease, and certain types of cancer)-decreased risk of depression that could lead to self-harm Multiple studies from Universitiesincluding Purdue and Concordia have proven that caffeine and coffee consumptionincreases dramatically during Finals Week. -Caffeine is a stimulant that causes the body to feel alert and energetic.-College students and adults utilize caffeine because of the stimulating effect.-Many people are attracted to coffee's aroma, flavor, and the effects of caffeineon their mental state. Why Is Caffeine So Popular? Wait, Really?? Advice! Cons:-Adverse effects of caffeine are more prevalent in children, adolescents, and the elderly-wide range of health complications.Consuming high levels may lead to:-dehydration-jitters-high blood pressure -increased heart rate-dizziness-insomnia -headache-gastrointestinal distress -Drink coffee in moderate amounts (1 cup per day maximum)-Don't intake caffeine sources after2 p.m. -Add milk to coffee, or consumeadditional calcium in the day-Do not add obscene amounts of artificial sweetener-Avoid flavored syrups & whipped cream-try POWER NAPS instead of using caffeine Citations: Caffeine content in soda can vary, study finds. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2014, from content-soda-can-vary-study-finds/#.VIXm1Uv4vwI Drake, V. (n.d.). Linus Pauling InstituteMicronutrient Research for Optimum Health. Retrieved December 8, 2014,from Eating and nutrition. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2014, from Goţia, S. L., Goţia, S. R., & Gurban, C. (2013). Nutrition, coffee, alcohol consumption in students' life style. Palestrica Of The Third Millennium Civilization & Sport, 14(1), 7-11. Gunnars, K. (n.d.). 8 Ways to Make Your Coffee Super Healthy. Retrieved December 8, 2014, from McIlvain, G., Noland, M., & Bickel, R. (n.d.). Caffeine Consumption Patterns and Beliefs of College Freshmen. American Journal of Health Education, 42(4), 235-244. Retrieved December 4, 2014. Thompson, J., & Manore, M. (2012). Nutrition: An applied approach (Vol. 3). Pearson.
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