21 September 2017

What Amount of Caffeine Is Of Daily Requirement?

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Even though you just can’t start the day without some caffeine, you should stop and think about how much is too much. If you are a caffeine fan like us, then you need to know about the maximum daily intake of caffeine. Exceeding this amount can have serious consequences.

According to many sources, up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day seems to be okay for  most healthy adults. That's about the amount of caffeine in four cups of coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks.

Try as hard as you can not to exceed that number, as you could end up having bad side effects such as insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat, and muscle tremors.

However, just to be on the safe side, you need to know if you are particularly caffeine sensitive.  If you're susceptible to the effects of caffeine, just small amounts — even one cup— may result in undesired side effects like restlessness and sleep problems.
In conclusion, we know how hard it is to wake up and keep going without caffeine, yet you still need to make sure not to exceed 400 mg per day to avoid the downsides.
Culled from http://www.medicareegypt.com/

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Food Containers and Their Negative Health Effects

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Food Containers 

Food Containers are very important in holding our everyday foods till the time we want to utilize them.

Take a second, think about the materials the food container is made of. Food containers or carriers or holders are made of various materials which can have negative effect on our foods which therein remains as toxin in our body when consumed.

Some may argue that "it doesn't matter," but I tell you it matters a lot, though among all the materials used in holding foods, the safest is the Paper Bag!

During processing of foods let's never expect our foods to go in and out through the processing line without some defects from the contact the food had with the processing vessel's surface, especially those in the liquid or semi liquid (paste) forms.

Be in the know that anytime, especially your foods in liquid forms comes in contact with the surface of its container a reaction must take place but all this depends on the magnitude (%) at which the reaction takes place against time. That's why whole lot of preference is given to packaging material which stores the foods before their shelf life is met...

We still observe that some foods go bad or off taste before their expiration, why?
1. Either the handler was careless made some errors in the composition of the ingredients.
2. The rate at which the container's surface reacts with the food stored.
3. Exposure to light which might catalyze the enzymes in the foods and change the reaction sequence and one or two stability constituent of the food might get be used up or  be lost during chemical reaction.
4. Heat is also a major factor which must be watched out, since heat can denature proteins and we know that enzymes in themselves are protein make up. Then foods stored must be kept away from certain range of heat especially those beyond the room temperature.
and many more other factors.

The above stated also goes for most drugs.

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Written by David James Ikpegbu for WhatUAte.blogspot.com