The real question is, why
are you trying to quit drinking coffee and caffinated beverages??
Caffine is not bad for you! In moderation caffine actually has several positive effects on the human body... In fact, I remember a few years back, when I was quite heavily into body building, I read in a book on nutrition that said a cup of coffee before a workout can help make workouts more productive and will increase bloodflow to muscles during periods of heavy exertion... This isn't some silly rumor either, this is advice from the same guy that trained Lou Ferigno (sp) and Arnold Shwartsennegar (sp again, I know)!!
There have been other recent studies that show that caffine can help protect your liver from the damaging effects of alcohol... Others still that show that a moderate amount of caffine in the bloodstream helps the brain stay focused throughout the entire day. And finally, one study that I read recently (I read a lot) that showed that people who consume 3 or more cups of coffee a day, because of the caffine, have a reduced risk of heart attack!
Coffee shouldn't be attacked at all... Besides the high caffine content (which is good for you in many ways) it also contains antioxidents that your body needs to help prevent cancer and rebuild itself. Chocolate too has these antioxidents and also contains fats that reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in your system.
So drink coffee and eat chocolate.... It's actually good for you
! Don't trust everything you read... Consider the source and how old the information is... A long time ago it was thought that chocolate and coffee were bad for you, but recent studies show otherwise. Anyone who says these things are bad for you are just dead wrong.
p.s. A new study also says that the fat in chocolate helps to regulate body weight and won't cause you to gain weight but rather, help to keep you thin... I know it sounds crazy, but consider this: The reason people get fat from eathing too much chocolate is because there are a lot of calories in chocolate... it's not the fat content, it's the fact that you're taking in more calories than you're burning throughout the course of the day... Doesn't matter if it's chocolate or strawberries... If you eat too much of either you're going to get bigger. It's not the food people are eating... it's how much of it they're eating.
BTW: Starbucks bold coffee with cream and sugar every day... Helps get me going!
Edited by Modulus, 23 June 2006 - 02:51 PM.