Moderation in all things.Easy on the Coke, Mt. Dew, sugar,
chocolate.Lay off hot drinks; coffee, tea, (cocoa?)Cold
drinks are not mentioned; Lattes? Iced tea? Chocolate milk?Whew!
This Word of Wisdom thing is confusing.
Troll, Occasionally or moderately consuming caffeine and
"abusing caffeine" are completely two separate things. It takes wisdom
to understand the difference.
EPJ and Patriot,"For behold, it is not meet that I should
command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a
slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward."If you can't figure out on your own that abusing caffeine is bad for you
without someone telling you over the pulpit you are missing out on the
"wisdom" part of the Word of Wisdom
I'm bored reading this article, perhaps it's time for another RockStar... :)
Huh? Slow day around the office?
The caffeine content in chocolate is relatively miniscule compared to everything
else mentioned here and is essentially a non issue. The sugar and fat content
in chocolate cake is a far bigger health concern. Just saying...
re:EPJYou are 100% correct. There are too many in the Church who
condemn anything with caffeine yet polish off a couple of pounds of chocolate
cake at the ward party with no trouble at all. Go figure - which one is worse
for your health? I will say one thing for caffeine - it sure knocks a head ache
fast!! I climb mountains - 14000 feet ++ and at high altitude you tend to get
some pretty nasty head aches. Thank goodness for caffeine!! Let's see chocolate
cake do that !!
I am tired of hearing that "those hypocrite Mormons will drink caffeine in
soda pop, but will refuse coffee and tea". The "Word of Wisdom",
found in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 89 says nothing about prohibiting
the consumption of caffeine. It prohibits "hot drinks" which we are
taught is coffee and black or green tea. (My own opinion is that coffee and
black or green teas contain tannic acid. . . you know, the stuff used to tan
leather). If the Word of Wisdom really was prohibiting the consumption of
caffeine, then surely chocolate would also have been included in the list of
prohibited substances. Hot herbal teas and barley or other grain drinks are not
prohibited in The Word of Wisdom. With that said, I do not condone
excessive use or abuse of any substance, . . . moderation in all things.
All these energy drinks claim they are dietary supplements, so they fall under
DSHEA. The average American is not deficient in B-vitamins (they
fortify our breads and cereal), so all those extra B-vitamins end up in the
toilet. Huge amounts of B-vitamins influencing your energy is a lie created by
clever marketers. Don't believe them for a second.
I drink one 16 oz bottle of Dr. Pepper a day. I drink it over a long period of
time, usually 3 to 4 hours. I have headaches and it helps me with those so I
don't have to use those nasty pills Doctors give you. I also drink a lot of
water throughout the day.I have seen a lot of abuse of energy
drinks. I was refereeing a football game last fall and a kid collapsed. It was
a warm day. The paramedics told me that it was likely due to energy drinks. I
saw several cans of a popular energy drink on the sideline. Not too smart.
And here I've been thinking no one was paying attention to these problem
promises these hyper caffeine highs was creating. And in a state where the
Mormon religion is so staunchly against caffeine drinks including coffee, coke
and its derivatives. But its one of those sins they turn their heads to ignore
it.Nothing worse in the work place than a non productive co-worker
running around like a chicken with its head cut off. The ignorant boss thinks
he's busy and gets the promotions.I've wonder too about the harm
this caffeine infusion is doing to childrens minds and physical health. From
experience it has been known the hazards of caffeine but it doesn't excuse the
state from not regulating it to keep it out of the hands and bodies of
children.It's time for the state to step up with some truth in
advertising and health hazards and conditions with the use of this product.