The Caffeine Disadvantage?

My favorite drug: 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine JR Conlin: “Caffeine has become the new nicotine.”

Over the past 10 years I’ve kicked my caffeine habit twice but fell off the wagon both times. A few years ago we got an espresso maker as a wedding present, and I’ve been drinking a shot or two every morning. It turns out that a shot of espresso has about as much caffeine as a 6-oz cup of coffee, so it’s not like I’m a complete junkie. Some folks drink 6-8 cups of regular (drip) coffee a day!

Of course, I’ve been known to have a Diet Coke or two during the day as well, so my total daily intake is probably close to half a gram.

I’ve always loved the way caffeine has made me feel. I’m so alert and awake, and it lifts me out of the occasional blues. We stumbled across Weinberg & Bealer’s book in a bookstore last year and I’d love to find the time to sit down and read it.

2 thoughts on “The Caffeine Disadvantage?”

  1. Have you tried “No-Doz”? 😉

    I’m not against small portions of caffeine (I still have an occasional diet coke), just the incredible wash of caffeinated products that are out there. If you’re not paying attention, or completely oblivious, you could easily top tree grams a day.

    Too much of anything is bad. I’m just saying folks should be more aware of what they’re doing before they get as messed up as I did.

  2. I agree, “Too much of anything is bad” I stay away from a lot of coffee for the reason that i don’t like the feeling i get when i have too much.

    I guess it is like drinking wine. If you have 1 small glass a day it may be good for you. But drink a entire large bottle every night and you can get liver problems like my uncle!

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