Thursday, February 10, 2011

the low down on decaf

i want to make it clear that Caffeine is an addictive drug, affecting 90% of all Americans, which alters the brain's natural state, and stimulates it in a manner similar to the amphetamines cocaine and heroin.
it has control over your brain.
coffee has the ability to close blood vessels in the brain, so the brain and body cannot sleep, to cause the release of adrenaline into the body, so the body remains active and alert, and to manipulate dopamine production in the brain, so the person experiences a temporary "high."

Those who consume 300 mg. or more per day, suffer from withdrawal symptoms if they abruptly cut off their caffeine supply. Most users will suffer from symptoms of fatigue and depression, irritability, tremors, jumpiness, deprivation of deep sleep, and vascular headaches, as the blood vessels in the brain dilate. Caffeine, however, can be medically useful as a cardiac stimulant, and also as a mild diuretic used to flush the system.

Tea vs. Coffee

  • Ounce for ounce, tea leaves contain many times more caffeine than do coffee beans.
  • BUT 1 oz. of coffee is about 2 cups of coffee; 1 oz. of tea will yield as many as 20 to 30 cups
  • For that reason, a cup of tea almost always has less caffeine than a cup of coffee.

  • milligrams of caffeine per
    coffee (5oz cup) 80
    black tea (one tea bag) 40
    oolong tea (one tea bag) 30
    green tea (one tea bag) 20
    white tea (one tea bag) 15
    decaf tea (one tea bag) 2

    here is a question I, myself could not answer today....
    asked by one of my clients,
    "does decaf coffee have the same diuretic effects of regular coffee?"

    decaf coffee
    acts as a mild diuretic
    because it still contains some caffeine,
    just significantly less than caffeinated coffee
    about 15mg of caffine

    another important difference:
    the effect coffee & tea have on the bod
    is the way the intestinal tract
    will react to each
    CHOOSE TEA!!!!
    for your stomach's sake.....if nothing else

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