Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us (2020)

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 trut
  • Title: Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us
  • Author: Murray Carpenter
  • ISBN: 9781594631382
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 powerfuThe 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.
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    One Reply to “Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us”

    1. Meh I got really bored towards the end There was some interesting information but it wasn t compellingly presented There wasn t really an argument, or a thesis Just a recitation of facts Yawn.

    2. This is a confused book It doesn t know whether to be a documentary, a tribute, a confession, or an expos Perhaps that s because caffeine is a confusing drug Today, it s legal and ubiquitous but had it just been discovered last week, it would NEVER be an over the counter med, much less the secret ingredient in dang near everything The author takes several caffeine delivery systems through production, and gives an overview of regulatory attempts and complaints from Europe in the Medieval period u [...]

    3. While this book felt a bit like homework at times, I did learn a lot about caffeine Carpenter does a good job of reviewing caffeine from all sides, not really pushing you to be for or against the substance After reading, I m aware of what caffeine can do, the type of products that have it, and how much of it I am putting into my own body which is exactly the result that Carpenter wants from his readers.

    4. very interesting, and a great follow up to Salt, Sugar, Fat America is addicted to caffeine, and not just with coffee The author goes into detail on the history of caffeine in America, behind the scenes of soft drink and energy drink companies and how they target specific segments of the population The author had a nice piece in the Washington Post washingtonpost opinion

    5. Gostei bastante Mostra como a cafe na usada em todo tipo de produto para vender mais a maioria dos refrigerantes mais vendidos s o cafeinados Como surgem os energ ticos e todo tipo de produto como chicletes, shots, aditivos pra outras bebidas, todos com cafe na sint tica At mesmo em produtos infantis Me fez parar de beber energ tico inclusive Sigo no caf , mas bem mais consciente do que isso envolve.

    6. This was good It also made me feel a little stupid I always took caffeine for granted, not just in coffee and tea, but in soda too I figured Coke and Pepsi had caffeine because they just did, colas just had caffeine The fact that this did not explain why Mountain Dew, or Sunkist, also had caffeine did not occur to me But of course, these sodas actually have caffeine because the companies mix in caffeine powder they control the amount of caffeine you get And that leads to the other thing I didn t [...]

    7. From the first time I saw a cover for this book I was hooked I knew it was a book I would read, what I did not know was how much I would enjoy it and how it would take my thoughts to so many places Back in university I was called Captain Caffeine by my roommates, working fulltime midnights, fulltime course load, community involvement and relationships meant I was counting my coffee consumption in pots not cups and usually started the day with 2 Jolt s Then 10 years later when I returned to unive [...]

    8. Title should make a reference this being a caffeine education and users s guide Very interesting, explains some of my and others caffeine reactions and made me use caffeine thoughtfully I would not recommended this as an audiobook.

    9. This book felt like it started life as a short piece, because by and large the contents consisted of the same information presented in slightly different phrases, if by chance one were attempting to pad the wordcount I was super curious about the subject matter but the presentation of information was all over the place, as well as the aforementioned redundancy, both of which led this book right to the recycle pile.

    10. Why Read I ve always been interested in nonfiction but unfortunately, I never get around to reading the pop culture science books that flood the Bookternet every couple of months Caffeinated has been on my radar for months, when one day I decided I needed a new audio book There was no reason to not listen to this utterly fantastic read, so shrugging I did it.Review Did you know most of the caffeine in our sodas and other beverages is actually synthetic white powder that s produced in China witho [...]

    11. Overall, Caffeinated wasright for me It s not terribly difficult, I imagine, to write a decent work of non fiction if you research a topic decently If you pack a book with enough interesting factoids and the writing is half decent, the average reader is likely to find something worth his while in there But to write a compelling work of non fiction requires something Arguments that make you consider an alternative point of view, perhaps Jonathan Haidt s The Righteous Mind Looking at an issue in [...]

    12. I enjoyed this book and read through it quickly What I most enjoyed was picking up all sorts of caffeine facts that I ve readily shared with friends This book, while it lagged in some chapters, presented a thorough view of caffeine in today s society If you drink coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks have a read

    13. I guess thorough is the nicest thing I can say about this book Maybe Mary Roach has spoiled me in the science entertainment genre, but Carpenter could seriously use some of Roach s humor to move this thing along Short version caffeine is potentially harmful and under regulated thanks to corporate interests Now that I ve saved you some time, check out Bonk, Stiff, or Gulp instead.

    14. Some interesting bits, but overall it wasn t nearly as in depth as one would have hoped particularly on the issues of helping, hurting, and hooking us.

    15. Featured on Science for the People show 274 on July 18, 2014, during an interview with author Murray Carpenter scienceforthepeople epi

    16. Straightforward book about caffeine and its history, widespread independent cross cultural emergence, medical and understated addictive effects, the controversy surrounding its classification as a drug, anecdotes It s a non fiction book in the style I like em, that is with a good deal of research thrown into them on an aspect of life we take for granted, goes unnoticed and almost nobody knows anything about.I read than 3 4 of it during my total of three flights from Montevideo to Athens I think [...]

    17. Very useful book which contains a lot of facts about up to date bevereages and overall consumption of caffeine by people Now I am sure that staying away from energetics is the best tactic to preserve health and sustaining the moderate level of caffeine during my day not only improves my body health but also could have positive impact on the psychological one.

    18. Fascinating read on the wonder that is caffeine Goes into detail about what products it s added to and what products it naturally occurs in As a lover of coffee it did not disappoint.

    19. I never knew there was so much to be known about caffein interesting, funny, astounding, shocking and tasty

    20. The author, Murray Carpenter, is a freelance radio and news reporter from Maine with a background in psychology and environmental science who has written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and National Geographic A self described happy addict of caffeine, Carpenter states that he decided to research the substance that stimulates him daily In the book s acknowledgements, Mr Carpenter thanks the bitter white powder that inspired this book and provided the focus and stamina to write it According [...]

    21. I occasionally enjoy books that explore the story behind every day products This is a quick and easy read and provides a few interesting tidbits like broccoli can affect caffeine metabolism which was fun and interesting and made it worth the read The author tried to explore various controversies around caffeine but some of it fell flat like the occasional cola products he describes if they fester too long Yes caffeine is unregulated but he provides scant data on the real harm this lack of regula [...]

    22. This was a fascinating read A great topic, well researched and wonderfully interesting Why only 3 stars then Carpenter is a good writer, but he isn t a great writer I kept waiting for this book to really get interesting and blow me away similar to other great nonfiction books but, it never quite got there.Caffeinated starts off right into the story, without a good introduction, and starts talking about chocolate, and the international chocolate industry We then head straight into tea and coffee, [...]

    23. I remember when my sister was in college she had a textbook called LICIT DRUGS as opposed to illicit , of which caffeine was the prime example Whether you re a daily coffee drinker, tea drinker, or a regular fan of one of the top ten sodas in the country, odds are you have a caffeine addiction.A soda might contain 1 64th teaspoon of caffeine a bitter white powder , a 12 ounce coffee has about 1 16th teaspoon, and a dose of 1 tablespoon would be lethal Don t worry that s about 50 cups of coffee o [...]

    24. This is a book about one of the most commonly used legal stimulants The well researched information is presented in dry, textbook style format.If you re the kind of person who would be surprised to find out that major companies use caffeine in their drinks to hook consumers into a habit that causes repeat purchases, this book may have some interesting information for you.If you think that kind of information falls under the grass is green, water is wet school of common sense, this book will offe [...]

    25. Coffee carries considerable caffeine kick confounding consumers.A self proclaimed addict analyses how the worlds most widely used drug remains socially acceptable, virtually everywhere in the world Surprisingly there s little mention of caffeine non users He claims that almost every culture uses it, but without specifying who doesn t I know that Mormons aren t supposed to drink coffee, but they do drink coke The author analyses how caffeine has been used in almost all cultures as a mild stimulan [...]

    26. Caffeinated is a compendium of facts, interesting stories, and history about one of our favorite unregulated drugs caffeine Murray Carpenter writes about caffeine s physiologic effects on adenosine receptors , why people metabolize caffeine at different rates because of genetic predisposition, smoking, or other medications , and that there is no standard amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee or tea He recounts his trips to Guatemalan coffee farms, Mexican cacao farms, and a synthetic caffeine fa [...]

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