Caffeine Content in Coffee and Other Drinks. We mentioned in our post on coffee side effects that you should not drink more than 4 mugs of coffee a day. We also mentioned that a mug of brewed coffee contains 140 milligrams (mg) of caffeine while a mug of instant coffee has 100mg of caffeine. Now, those of you who are curious about the caffeine content in common drinks such as Coca Cola and Mountain Dew […]
Coffee Side Effects. What are the side effects of the drink of the gods that is coffee? Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, if you over-drink coffee (more than 500 to 600 mg) you might feel any of the following: Insomnia Nervousness Restlessness Irritability Stomach upset Fast heartbeat Muscle tremors Sudden urgency to remove shirt.
Swallowed Chewing Gum Side Effects? What are the side effects of a swallowed chewing gum? Does it get stuck in your gut or does it get digested and eventually come out like other ordinary food? Does swallowed chewing gum expand and balloon in the stomach? And is there truth to reports that it takes seven years to digest a swallowed chewing gum? Well, those of you who asked the above questions because you happen to […]
Are you a binge eater who’s looking for a way to control your binge-eating ways? The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), that could help you. The drug was originally marketed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among adults and children (at least 6 years old), but new studies have determined that it is also an effective treatment for binge-eating in adults. From the FDA media release:
Artificial Sweetener Side Effects: On a diet? Here’s surprising news for you. Don’t use artificial sweeteners. These can make you fat. Contrary to previous claims — and despite the fact that they have fewer calories than real sugar, if any — artificial sweeteners don’t help you lose weight. And new evidence shows that they can even encourage weight gain. This was the conclusion of Dr. David S. Ludwig of the Children’s Hospital Boston in his […]