Caffeine - What is it? Some basics

MalcolmX

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Caffeine is a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, kola nuts, and certain medicines. It has many effects on the body's metabolism, including stimulating the central nervous system. This can make you more alert and give you a boost of energy.

For most people, the amount of caffeine in two to four cups of coffee a day is not harmful. However, too much caffeine can make you restless, anxious, and irritable. It may also keep you from sleeping well and cause headaches, abnormal heart rhythms, or other problems. If you stop using caffeine, you could get withdrawal symptoms.

Some people are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than others. They should limit their use of caffeine. So should pregnant and nursing women. Certain drugs and supplements may interact with caffeine. If you have questions about whether caffeine is safe for you, talk with your health care provider.

 

thecakeisalie

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More elaboration on the side effects would be appreciated. Tekong's morning coffee is awesome - better than that $1 coffee I can get from kopitiams.
 

msnangersme

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More elaboration on the side effects would be appreciated. Tekong's morning coffee is awesome - better than that $1 coffee I can get from kopitiams.
This thread pretty much touch on the basics only. Anyway I can't believe u say tekong coffee is good. Lol. I rmbr they don't give u ice cubes to go along with the coffee.... So it's like soo hot and u got only this short 20mins or so to finish the whole meal. Hard to drink the coffee with it being so hot
 

PWiD

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Get used to it. It prepares us for our late fourties when we sit down at coffee shop drinking kopi-o siu dai glass after glass discussing politics wearing singlet, shorts and slippers!
 

clan_NEt

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Get used to it. It prepares us for our late fourties when we sit down at coffee shop drinking kopi-o siu dai glass after glass discussing politics wearing singlet, shorts and slippers!
Hhahahahaa golden years. Late forties we'll probably be at the peak of our careers, maybe 60s or 70s? Haha
 

thecakeisalie

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This thread pretty much touch on the basics only. Anyway I can't believe u say tekong coffee is good. Lol. I rmbr they don't give u ice cubes to go along with the coffee.... So it's like soo hot and u got only this short 20mins or so to finish the whole meal. Hard to drink the coffee with it being so hot
Yeap. For me I use my right hand to eat the bread, and the left hand holds a spoon to twirl the hot drink simultaneously.
 
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thecakeisalie

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Get used to it. It prepares us for our late fourties when we sit down at coffee shop drinking kopi-o siu dai glass after glass discussing politics wearing singlet, shorts and slippers!
That will definitely happen if I stay here in SG my whole life ;)