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Chromium can reduce overeating. A Cornell University study showed that 600 micrograms of chromium picolinate curbed appetite and cravings in subjects who suffered from depression.
Cola may cause high blood pressure. Harvard researchers studied 155,000 women for 12 years and found that the ones who drank the most regular or diet colas were at a greater risk of high blood pressure. Coffee drinkers had no increased risk, even at four or more cups a day.
Coffee has antioxidants, according to recent studies, which may offset some of the negative effects of caffeine. That’s a good thing, because according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American drinks about 24 gallons of it every year.
Water may be something you want to consider getting more of. Recent estimates indicate that 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated and that the thirst mechanism is so weak in most individuals that it’s mistaken for hunger.