Artificial Sweetners, Coffee, Tea, Sodas, Smoking, Alcohol, Chocolate & Ginseng (ginseng works like caffeine). Caffeine and Alcohol act as a diuretic by forcing water out of the body.
• Robs the body of vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, B-12, vitamin C, zinc, potassium & other important minerals
• Interferes with DNA replication (how cells repair & reproduce in the body)
• Can be highly toxic (the lethal dose estimated to be around 10 grams)
• Can interfere with learning and memory (ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder)
Daily intake adds up over a year. Caffeine accumulates in the body’s fat tissues and is not easily eliminated. The amount of caffeine that is staying in the body depends on the amount of caffeine intake. One cup of coffee contains an average 80 mg of caffeine. Mountain Dew soda has 120 mg. Starbucks 8 oz coffee has 160 mg.
Read more about caffeine in:
“ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus” – pgs 166 – 168
“Water for Health, for Healing, for Life” – pgs 227-230