Thursday, February 4, 2010

I need my Coffee!!

So I'm sure we've all heard it, too much caffeine is bad. And it is. But most of us aren't about to give up our morning coffee. I'm sure not!

On the up side, caffeine stimulates the brain, aids concentration, and fights fatigue. And it even helps some people with asthma, which I have so I appreciate that fact!!

The other side, caffeine can affect bone strength, as it increases the amount of calcium excreted in the urine. But if you add milk to your coffee it helps counteract the loss of calcium!! So go ahead and add a little nonfat milk to your coffee.

There are a few more negative affects of too much caffeine....esp since it is addictive. So just try and keep your coffee consumption to a minimum (and other caffeinated drinks like soda, tea, and chocolate)

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