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informative speech - How many of you here consider yourself...

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How many of you here consider yourself caffeine addicts? How much coffee do you drink a day? One cup? Two cups? More? According to FDA, it states that Caffeine is consumed in food or as a medicine. It changes the way your brain and body work and change how you behave and feel. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. Your central nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord, and the other nerves in your body. Today I'd like to give you some of the facts about caffeine and its effects on your body. It may not cause you to change your coffee consumption but at least you will be better informed about what you are putting into your body. I'm going to talk about the beneficial effects of caffeine, the negative effects and discuss what are considered safe levels of caffeine consumption. Let's start with the good news. FDA confirms that Caffeine is the most widely consumed central nervous system stimulant in the world. It is present naturally in the beans, leaves, and fruit of certain plants, including coffee, tea, cacao, kola, guarana, and yerba mate. Caffeine- containing foods or beverages are consumed regularly by approximately 90% of the United States population, including children. That is why people drink it, right? Increasing our alertness and healing some diseases are the positive effects of caffeine. Caffeine is probably the most well-known compound in coffee. It can make you feel more awake and alert, which is why most people drink coffee in the first place. Caffeine is thought to reduce road accidents by keeping drivers alert and wakeful. This is a beneficial effect for people who are driving long distances and for people who are doing tedious work. Calling this a health benefit may be stretching it, though staying awake while you are driving a car is definitely a benefit to your well-being! Caffeine is not just found in coffee; it can be found as well in tea. Considering the amount of tea drunk around the world every day, the news that the drink can be good for you is welcome indeed. Recent research has indicated that drinking tea as
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part of a healthy diet and life style can help maintain a healthy body including a healthy heart. Like fruit and vegetables, tea is rich in antioxidants. Green and black teas offer the same health
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