Tuesday, January 01, 2013

too much coffee


you know you've had too much coffee when............

you wake up......

jump out of bed......

& get ready for a new day........

then you look at the clock & it's only 3.30am.

yesterday, when i sent in the car for the regular service, i had a cup of white coffee from the dispenser. pretty good coffee, i'd say.

then when i collected the car in the evening, i had another cup of the same.

and in between, i've also had my usual 2 cups at work.

so, to recap, coffee is good because it:
reduces the risk of Parkinsonism, cardiovascular disease, colonic cancer & gallstones.

but coffee is bad because it is:
associated with osteoporosis, reduced fertility in women & poor sleep patterns.

unlike smoking which has no good outcomes, coffee has both good & not-so-good effects. in such a case, i would, and should, practise moderation.

so, here's good health to all in the new year & beyond!

**source**

10 comments:

reana claire said...

I am not a coffee lover but I still get jolted out of bed at around 3-4am most days... answering nature's call...hahahaa...

doc said...

Claire,

coffee makes people pee as well!!

TZ said...

I have too much coffee when i was in Vietnam last two weeks... It's 2:30am and i still way awake... am i drinking too much coffee today. Hmmm... not really maybe i got too excited to start my first day of work in 2013 :p

Andrea Boult said...

LOL.. you sure it was the coffee and not someone being very eager to start work on the first day of the year, eh? Heeheehee.

iml said...

Indeed, coffee is good when taken in moderation and bad when taken too frequently. A Dr Friend of mine drank one too many when he realised that, his hand trembles,his head pounds and his heart skips when he missed a drink or two.
Wishing you a hearty and healthy 2013!

doc said...

TZ,

i heard Vietnamese coffee is good stuff, so enjoy it while you're there.

you must really be looking forward to your new job, so all the best!!

doc said...

Andrea,

believe it or not, i like nothing better than to stay in bed till the late morning on PHs. even better, if i don't have to drag my butt to the hosp!!

doc said...

IML,

yeah, coffee does that to the heart when taken in excess.

have a good year ahead!

Oldstock said...

Doc,

I have one mug of nescafe every morning, and that's just about enough for me. But if I miss it, I easily get cranky for the rest of the day.

Best wishes to you and your family in 2013...

doc said...

salam Oldstock,

i'm trying to readjust the number of cups of coffee, so as not to go thru that overdose again. i've actually abstained for the last TWO days(!!) & yet none the worse for it. maybe i don't need it in the 1st place, but i'm going to try out just one cup a day & see how it goes.

have a good 2013!!