One starts to consume caffeine as chocolate in the childhood. As he gets older he starts to drink caffeinated soda. As teens and young adults, coffee consumption has become a regular habit in social settings like dates, meetings etc., and thus coffee has transformed into a normal part of every day.
With a rich social status caffeine has no restrictions to its use, thus the health risks behind caffeine consumption go unchecked. Most of the time caffeine offers some benefits for physical performance, reducing cognitive impairment, alertness, pain relief, hydration, and reducing the risk of vascular diseases in heart and brain, while also addressing evidence that caffeine has its risks
Although caffeine is a substance that is used daily it is still an addictive drug. Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that has been associated with negative health outcomes such as raised blood pressure and panic attacks (Faupel et al. 2013). Kristjansson et al. (2013) has given evidence on violent behaviour in adolescents consuming caffeine. Diego et al. (2008) has given statistics that pregnant women are at high risk for depression and anxiety symptoms if they consume caffeine. Babies that were born to mothers that excess caffeine consumed mothers during pregnancy were also having problems like lower birth weights and stress behaviours like hiccups, tremors, and jerkiness.
People who consume a substance on a daily should be aware of the risks, and a large amount of caffeine consumption should be avoided. While as an alternative roasted date seeds can be grinded and used for those people who consume more coffee.
Date palm is an important plant in arid regions. Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm) is a flowering plant species in the palm family Arecaceae, which yields edible sweet fruits. The species is widely cultivated and is naturalized in many tropical and subtropical regions. Date seed is a byproduct of date fruit industry and it is normally discarded and sometimes used as animal feed ingredient. Date seeds are soaked and ground up for animal feed. Date palm seeds contain 0.56– 5.4% lauric acid. About 11-18% of date fruit weight is the seed which is composed of carbohydrates, dietary fibre, fat, ash and protein. Here an attempt has been made to study the coffee drinking population and their acceptance level on alternative drink made using date seeds that have no risks of caffeine.