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Quitting Caffeine

"Caffeine is a bitter, white crystallinexanthinealkaloid and a stimulant drug. Caffeine is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding on the plants, as well as enhancing the reward memory of pollinators. It is most commonly consumed by humans in infusions extracted from the seed of the coffee plant and the leaves of the tea bush, as well as from various foods and drinks containing products derived from the kola nut. Other sources include yerba matéguarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly." Wikipedia

"Coffee is still the most significant source of caffeine, and it has been suggested that roughly 80 percent of the world's population drinks coffee every day. Americans consume about half of the world's supply of coffee - on average, drinking one thousand cups of coffee per person per year!So what does this have to do with hunger? Consuming e…