HLTH106_Caffeine

HLTH106_Caffeine - C AFFEINE HLTH106: November 17, 2011 W...

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Unformatted text preview: C AFFEINE HLTH106: November 17, 2011 W HAT IS CAFFEINE ? Acts as a stimulant drug Found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants Consumed in: Infusions extracted from the bean of the coffee plant and the leaves of the tea bush Various foods and drinks containing products derived from the kola nut Coffee, tea, and cola are the 3 most popular drinks in the world H ISTORY Use of caffeine dates back 1000s of years Evidence of caffeine during Stone Age Caffeinated tea consumed in China dating back to 2737BC Olmecs cultivated cocoa tree by 1000BC Coffee Beans in Ethiopia Coffee in the U.S. - Boston Tea Party 1767, coffee has been more popular in U.S. since then 1980 FDA proposes eliminating caffeine from soft drinks Citing health concerns Manufacturers cite caffeine as flavor enhancer FDA Approved regulated cola-type soft drinks 0.02% caffeine or 71mg per 12 fl oz 1985 JOLT Cola First soda marketed for energy through caffeine 1997 Red Bull Hits the States Heavily advertised Marketed as an energy booster for mind and body Market leader with sales in the billions...
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