• Caffeine – how bad is it for you?

    As a nation of avid tea and coffee drinkers, most of us consume caffeine every day. But are we totally in the know about the effects that it has on our body? Here's a lowdown of the positive and negative influences of the naturally occuring chemical.   Beneficial effects - It improves concentration, alertness, reasoning and vigilance - Helps you overcome the post-lunch dip - Can help the body to cope with physical exertion - Increases the body's level of adrenaline – the ‘fight or flight’ hormone to cope with dangerous or exacting situations - Caffeine doesn’t build up in the body, as it is