How Much Caffeine is TOO MUCH?

Written by Julie Kuskopf

 

How much caffeine is too much for you?

 

A lot of caffeine drinkers will tell themselves that there is no such thing as ‘too much caffeine.’ But that’s probably the addict talking, because caffeine is the most widely consumed drug in the world with some fairly unpleasant side effects of consuming too much – some of them are mild, others can be dangerous.

How does caffeine affect the body?

That delicious cup of coffee in the morning or that effervescent buzz you get when you down an energy drink begins affecting your body almost immediately. Caffeine is a stimulant that affects your central nervous system, making you feel more awake, alert, and focused. It’s mostly consumed through food and drinks such as:


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Getting Enough Calcium without Dairy

Written by Julie Kuskopf

When it comes to essential minerals our bodies need to survive and thrive, calcium is one of the undisputed champions of ensuring our overall health.

Most calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, reinforcing their strength while also acting as a safety deposit for the body to draw calcium from to support our muscles, cardiovascular system, and message-carrying nerves.

At any stage of life, getting enough calcium is vital for our health, and dairy products are the main source used for getting our daily dose. But there are increasing reasons for people making the switch to non-dairy alternatives such as lactose intolerance, dietary changes, and lifestyle and ethical choices.


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