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Caffeine

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Healthcare experts estimate that 80-90% of Americans are dependent on a chemical substance called trimethylxanthine.  Most of us know it as caffeine.  Botanists have long guessed that caffeine – which occurs naturally in the foliage of coffee trees, cacao beans, and several varieties of tea leaves – functions as a pesticide.  Its bitter taste seriously discourages leaf-munching insects.  But what… Read more »