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Tuesday, November 10

We wanted to research foods that could help you stay awake. But none do that. The 'itis' is just inevitable it seems. There's only one edible substance that helps you keep up. Caffeine. Which comes in the form of coffee, soda, and tea. All which are super tasty. Here are some facts about caffeine.


  • As a stimulant, caffeine speeds up the action of not only the nervous system, but of other major body systems, too. Within fifteen minutes of downing a cup of coffee, the level of adrenaline in your blood rises, which triggers an increase in heart rate, breathing rate, urinary output, and production of stomach acids. Basically, caffeine's effects are the reverse of what you want to happen as you go to sleep.
  • Caffeine causes changes in the chemicals of your brain, mainly in 2 ways. One way, making your brain more alert. 2nd way, caffeine increases the levels of dopamine in your brain, which improves your feeling of well-being and improves your mood. It's this dopamine effect that is the root of caffeine's addictive properties.
  • Some people are more caffeine-sensitive than others.
  • For most people, the effects of caffeine wear off within six hours.
  • It's the most popular drug in the world. 90% of Americans consume it in some form every day.
  • Over 450,000,000 cups of coffee are consumed in the USA every day.
  • 10g of caffeine is considered a lethal dose.
  • Caffeine can be found in 60 different plants.
  • In its pure state, caffeine is a crystalline white powder.
  • Dunkin Donuts has continually beat Starbucks in consumer surveys.

*photo via weheartit. sources after jump


Juskish said...

Yeah, I think i'm about to make a store run. I gotta stay up!!

ELLE said...

i looooove caramel lattes! i use 2 drink em all the time like beginnin of hi skool. use 2 drink coffee crazy in junior hi. but now on occasion. kinda want a latte now. but its crazy that its the #1 drug in america. interesting eh

Loniii Ann said...

i love the cups the most lol! We'll be back soon. Can't fucking wait :)

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