Caffeine Speech Essay

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Speech Outline
Title: Caffeine
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the effects and health issues of caffeine.
Thesis: Caffeine can have many different effects on the body depending on the amount of consumption.

Introduction A. Attention Getter – How many of you here consider yourself caffeine addicts? How much soda do you drink a day? One bottle? Two cans? More? How about coffee?
B. Thesis statement – Caffeine can have many different effects on the body depending on the amount of consumption.
C. Sig. Of Topic -Connection – Caffeine is pervasive in our society these days and every few months we hear about how a study has shown that it is bad for us or good for us. What are we to believe?
D. Preview – I will
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Calling this a health benefit may be stretching it, though staying awake while you are driving a car is definitely a benefit to your well-being!
b. Caffeine also contains antioxidants which have been shown to have cancer prevention qualities.

Transition: So, caffeine can be good for us in moderate quantities, but how much is that?

C. safe levels of consumption
1. According to a February 2008 nutrition article by about.com, having caffeine in your diet is not of any benefit to your health but moderate consumption is also not considered harmful.
a. They say that having up to 3 eight ounce cups of coffee a day or 250 mg of caffeine is considered (quote) "average or moderate". 10 cups of coffee a day is considered excessive. Also, remember that the amount of caffeine per cup can vary greatly depending on the type of beans that are used and the strength of the brew.
b. Most sodas with caffeine, unless they are specially enhanced like "Amped" or something like that, have about 35 mg of caffeine per 8 ounces so you don't have to worry too much unless you are drinking several 2 liter bottles per day. Also, the effect of caffeine on you personally will depend on a number of factors like your weight, general health, mood and personal sensitivity to caffeine.

Conclusion A. Restate thesis – Caffeine can have different effects on the body depending on how much is consumed. B. Review main points
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