Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Is coffee poison?
At Christmas we purchased a fantastic little Espresso machine and have been knocking the black liquid in quick shots for a couple of weeks now. I don’t so much walk to the office anymore, as “fly” – I am high as a kite.
I have been worried of late that I get more headaches than I used to… Am I poisoning myself with too much coffee?
I also just read a blog from someone in Boston – home of the Mad Tea Party who is anxious he is consuming too much coffee and it got me thinking some more.
There was a scare story in the UK Sunday Times last week. And I quote:
COFFEE is responsible for as much as a third of daily consumption of the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide, research by the United Nations has found.
The story goes on to say that drinking dark-roast coffee is better than medium or light… it is the process of roasting that creates acrylamide.
So as for giving up… I don’t think I will bother, just raise a cup of the strong stuff!!