Before reading this article, I never really thought about what soldiers relied on to remain focused during war. The obvious answer would definitely be coffee. Now is it so clear to me why many think that Americans rely so much on it. It traces back to the early times and has remained until now. It’s amazing to read how soldiers fed themselves during these hard times. Many would think that what they consumed is not real food because of what is being eaten now. However, considering the situation they were in, it’s important to remember that they didn’t have many options or opportunity to enjoy something else. Soldiers depended strongly on caffeine to stay energized and focused on the battlefield and couldn’t live without it. Unlike the soldiers, I can live without coffee, but I can’t live without fresh fruit!