I gave up drinking when I graduated college (now smelling rum cake is enough to bring on a buzz) I had my last cigarette in 1993, giving up (at its worst) a 1.5 pack a day habit. I’ve kept off most of the weight I lost 5 years ago. Never did enough of any other drug to remember the last time, but it was certainly double digit years ago at least. My one remaining vice is caffeine. Yes, I’m addicted. Yes, I get a bit of a headache if I don’t have my first cup o’joe by 10 am. I just love the stuff.
Now [this is the best news I’ve heard all week](http://www.physorg.com/news6067.html) and it’s only Monday:
> “Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Nothing else comes close,” says study leader Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemistry professor at the university. Although fruits and vegetables are generally promoted as good sources of antioxidants, the new finding is surprising because it represents the first time that coffee has been shown to be the primary source from which most Americans get their antioxidants, Vinson says. Both caffeinated and decaf versions appear to provide similar antioxidant levels, he adds.
I think it’s time to go downstairs and pour another cup… 😉
Disclaimer: Yes, I realize that the negatives of caffeine probably outweigh the positives. It’s like all those folks who justified smoking because it helped speed up metabolism. All it meant was that when you died of lung cancer, you’d have a thinner corpse.
One response to “Good news for my drug of choice”
Actually, according to research I read recently, caffeine has no long-term negative effects on the health, if consumed in moderation (approx. no more than 3 cups a day). So, drink up (in moderation, as with everything)!