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Old 08-12-2010, 10:16 PM   #11
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on the caffeine subject: i drink pop from the wee hours till i snooze (0 cavities & blood pressure is a usual 120/90, or 120/70, certain days) although.....
i chose to not ingest caffeine years ago; too anxiety-provoking for me. i read the labelling to check for herbal add-in's or caffeine.
the following is odd, kinda:~
as an older teen i went thru so many pots of coffee in a day that for 5 minutes my Dad took the coffeepot. i found that in less than the 5 minutes he took 2 hide that; then took that into my room & made my coffees in my room.
then i was so tired well, alert, lol; i meant too tired of those jitters/etcetera) of this caffeine due 2 its side-effects; i drank nary a mug after that.
those withdrawl headaches were very similar to this:, although i was less jittery, my palpitations ceased, abdominal cramping went away, & i decided i'd rather be calm than anxious! way relaxing & calming, ditching that stuff.

as for pregnancy, i'd cease caffeine soon if a baby is arriving; a person generally would not use alcohol or nicotine so what's the point of using caffeine, despite them being very different. if the Mom-to-be ingests a substance, baby-to-be absorbs that, too.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:32 PM   #12
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lol, i meant to say i drink sprite & GUS pop, & other non-caffeinated drinks.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:59 PM   #13
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An occasional soft drink probably isn't a problem for most people without medical problems. But I have friends who literally drink not only the equivalent of a 6-pack, but even a case every day to two. This cannot be good for you. I have a tendency to shaky hands, so avoid caffein. But, then, I should avoid alcohol too. We all have to choose our poisons.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:17 PM   #14
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coconut water is the best energy drink...caffeine is cerebral stimulant...no energy..just creates awareness
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:35 AM   #15
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Yes, I read that coconut milk is like a mirale drink...it contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride.

It has satuated fat but the fat is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids so the body turns it into energy instead of storing as fat (good for weightloss).

Half of the medium-chain fatty acids are composed of lauric acid which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal. Coconut milk can help boost the immune system. Coconut milk is also soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free.

Didn't I also read somewhere that you can drink too much of it. What happens when you do that?
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:30 AM   #16
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Base on the research and the fact about softdrink it contain in which Caffeine increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure, and can contribute to the development of heart disease. Both decaf and regular coffee increase your cholesterol and homocysteine, the biochemical that science has linked to increased risk for heart attack.
What about pregnant women is it advisable to have more dosage or small amount of caffeine ? or just we say drink soft drink and coffee. Have an idea ?
The high fructose corn syrup is actually worse than the caffein.

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Old 10-11-2010, 09:40 AM   #17
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More thoughts on fruit juice and coldrink

Some very interesting points here - Thanks for the interesting information Goodweed of the North!.

There seems to be another take on the effect of fruit juice though. Research has also found that, some women who consumed a lot of fruit juice--which is high in natural fructose--were not at increased risk of diabetes. As a result researchers contemplate the possibility that naturally occurring sugars may have a different metabolic effects than added sugars. Researchers also speculate that the adverse effects of sugar may be counterbalanced by the protective effects of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals in fruit juices. Read more here http://www.emedexpert.com/tips/soft-drinks.shtml

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:50 PM   #18
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The high fructose corn syrup is actually worse than the caffein.

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i ain't concurring w/ that.
people saying 1 kinda sugar is healthier than another is quite the misnomer. shake that 2 your liking; a gram of carbohydrate is 4 kcals per gram, be that ingested via sugar packets, milk, a bottle of pop, or veal~ caffeination may well give jitters, GI ails, anxiety, headaches, & is addictive.......
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Yes, I read that coconut milk is like a mirale drink...it contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride.

It has satuated fat but the fat is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids so the body turns it into energy instead of storing as fat (good for weightloss).

Half of the medium-chain fatty acids are composed of lauric acid which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal. Coconut milk can help boost the immune system. Coconut milk is also soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free.

Didn't I also read somewhere that you can drink too much of it. What happens when you do that?
You meant coconut water/juice right?

I get cans of this at my asian market but we often try other brands too.The toasted coconut one is good too.
Most of these drinks have little chunks of coconut floating in them as do a lot of asian drinks.

Amy and Brian Coconut Juice With Pulp -- 17.5 fl oz Each / Pack of 12 - Vitacost

I still treat like a soda with my kids though.Water or milk is what they should be drinking.These are treats.
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I really disliked coffee until I was assigned to North Dakota. I had to walk to work, and the hot coffee was great. But then my shakey hands got worse, so I cut out the caffein as much as possible. Pop has not been that much of an issue for me; my husband and I grew up with a glass of coke being a big treat. If offered a glass of water or a co'cola, I'll take the water. But I see, in my friends and relatives, some serious problems with drinking soda pop as a basic staple to their diet. I drink maybe a glass (bottle, can) or two a week, but I'm not kidding about friends and relatives who drink it instead of water.
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