I cannot start my day off right without a hot cup of coffee. It wakes me up and gets me ready for the world. I am well aware that my morning ritual has everything to do with my addiction to caffeine than to the flavor and I am far from alone. I am one of the many millions who need it to wake up in the morning. Some may need that tea or even a soft drink, but they are all means for that crazy thing called caffeine. What is it anyway?
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Caffeine in its purest form is a white crystalline powder that is extremely bitter and stimulates the central nervous system. How Stuff Works says caffeine is present in over 60 plants and it can be found in coffee beans, tea leaves, and kola nuts, and 90% of adults use caffeine in one form or another. According to News-Medical, the FDA classifies caffeine as both a drug and a food additive and you can find scores of information on just how bad it is. Despite all of the bad press caffeine gets, it has some amazing qualities too.
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