Category Archives: Caffeine

Black Tea and Depression

Black tea is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world. Black tea differs from green tea because the leaves are oxidised during preparation, and this changes the chemistry from that of the original green tea leaf. In … Continue reading

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Citrus Aurantium, St John’s Wort and Caffeine for Weight Loss

Herbal treatments for weight loss have been shown to be effective when given in certain combinations or when taken as part of a healthy lifestyle. Citrus autanteum in one herb that has shown promise as a weight loss supplement because … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Lettuce

Lettuce is an important vegetable for the luxury market where low energy intake where low energy foods are desired. Lettuce has a high water content and is devoid of any real calorific value. However, many varieties of lettuce do have … Continue reading

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Green Tea Mechanisms of Weight Loss

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Caffeine: Anxiolytic or Anxiogenic Agent?

Caffeine is often considered to be an anxiogenic compound. In other words, caffeine is thought to be responsible for generating feelings of anxiety in individuals. One of the strategies often suggested to be useful in the treatment of anxiety is … Continue reading

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Is Caffeine Really A Flavour Enhancer?

Soft drink consumption has been shown to be a cause of insulin resistance and weight gain. This relates to the high sugar (sucrose) content of most soft drinks. Caffeine is also added to soft drinks (approximately 70 % in the … Continue reading

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Does Caffeine Consumption Cause Anxiety?

It is often reported that tea and coffee are able to trigger anxious symptoms in certain people. However, this anecdotal evidence is not supported by studies that have investigated the effects of caffeine, coffee and tea on the symptoms of … Continue reading

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Caffeine Consumption and Depression

Many people associate caffeine with nervousness and the development of anxiety. In the short term, this may be the case, and those with anxiety are advised to avoid excessive intakes of caffeine, particularly from coffee, unless habituated to the intake. … Continue reading

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The Beneficial Effects of Caffeine

Caffeine is perhaps the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. Because of its widespread use, a large body of evidence has been collected on its effects. Some of these effects are beneficial to the health and therefore caffeine … Continue reading

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Coffee Versus Tea As A Health Drink

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