Ten fun facts about Caffeine
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Caffeine withdrawals are actually considered a mental disorder, according to the DSM-5 published by the American Psychiatric Association.
Not only can you die from a caffeine overdose, but you can also experience mania, delusions, hallucinations and psychosis - but it would take at least 100 cups of coffee, consumed at once, to kill you.
Dark roast coffee actually contains less caffeine than lighter roasts. The roasting process slightly reduces the caffeine content in the bean.
The FDA has to regulate how much caffeine is actually used in beverages, restricting it to less than .02%. Caffeine is one of the most widely used psychoactive drugs worldwide.Fact 5
While many product labels are required to list caffeine as an ingredient if it contains it, they are not required to list how much caffeine is in the product.Fact 6
During the 16th century, Muslim authorities tried to ban caffeinated beverages under the Islamic dietary laws, calling them 'intoxicating'. They are widely consumed today.Fact 7
Since animals have a poor ability to metabolize caffeine, it is extremely toxic to animals such as dogs and birds.Fact 8
If you're thirsty, drinking a caffeinated beverage is a bad idea. Since caffeine is a diuretic, it actually makes your body lose more water, so it doesn't really quench your thirst.Fact 9
Coffee originally came from a plant in Ethiopia, after they began noticing the increased energy levels in their animals and themselves after consuming fruit from the trees.Fact 10
Feeling like a cup of coffee in the morning isn't necessary, as your brain is flooded with cortisol. The best times for coffee are 9:30AM to 11:30AM and 1:30PM to 5:00PM. Click here for more health facts ❯
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