Informative Caffeine Speech Essay

646 Words Sep 8th, 2013 3 Pages
Introduction: (bring a monster, sip it) alright. How many of you here drink coffee, energy drinks, or soda daily? Well we aren’t alone; according to Villanova Health Service about 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine in one way or another every single day.

Transition: So what is caffeine you generally think of it in, Coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate, and its part of almost all college students daily diet.

I. Caffeine
A. What is caffeine
1. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary caffeine is defined as a bitter alkaloid C8H10N4O2 (not that any of you care) found especially in coffee, tea, cacao, and kola nuts and used medicinally as a stimulant and diuretic
2. The word caffeine comes from the French word café
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Chemical Performance (fat oxidation, speeding up cells)
3. Mental performance, low doses of caffeine 20-200mg has positive mood effects, such as increased happiness and well-being.
III. Negatives to Caffeine
A. Lack of sleep
1. A healthy amount of sleep for an adult is 7-8 hours a day
2. It makes it hard to sleep because caffeine has a 6 hour half life meaning it takes 24 hours to fully get out of your system.
3. quality of sleep is bad by reducing REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, when your body is recuperating
B. To much Adrenaline
1. Adrenaline according to Forbes is what causes your flight or flight.
2. Hyper-aroused body and brain, your emotions overrun your behavior.
3. Irritability and anxiety are most common emotions but caffeine can cause any emotions.
C. More side effects
1. Osteoporosis, caffeine and lowered bone density have a significant association
2. Diabetes, Researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that consumption of caffeine raised the average daily sugar levels by 8 per cent.
3. Fertility studies have shown that women who drink one to one and a half cups of coffee each day had up to a 50% reduction in fertility.
IV.
A. Consume a healthy amount of caffeine
1. Keep tabs; look at the labels to see how much caffeine is in product.
2. Cut back, drink a can less of soda or a cup less of coffee a day.
3. Drink decalf or non caffeinated sodas.
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