Caffeinated : How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us
The additive that flows under the radarThe most popular drug in America is a white powder. No, not that powder. This is caffeine in its most essential state. And Caffeinated reveals the little-known truth about this addictive, largely unregulated drug found in coffee, energy drinks, teas, colas, chocolate, and even pain relievers.We'll learn why caffeine has such a powerful effect on everything from boosting our mood to improving our athletic performance as well as how-and why-brands such as Coca-Cola have ducked regulatory efforts for decades. We learn the differences in the various ways caffeine is delivered to the body, how it is quietly used to reinforce our buying patterns, and how it can play a role in promoting surprising health problems like obesity and anxiety.Drawing on the latest research, Caffeinated brings us the inside perspective at the additive that Salt Sugar Fat overlooked.
- CD-Audio | 8 pages
- 132.08 x 147.32 x 25.4mm | 136.08g
- 29 Apr 2014
- Gildan Media Corporation
- Old Saybrook, United States
About Murray Carpenter
Murray Carpenter is a journalist who reports on caffeine-related stories for the New York Times, NPR, and PRI's The World. His work has also been featured in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, Popular Mechanics, and other media outlets. He holds a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and has worked as a medical lab assistant in Ohio, a cowboy in Colombia, a farmhand in Virginia, and an oil-exploring "juggie" in Wyoming.