Ok so for a completely different topic for today... (because I am not just a person who rambles on about the 'meaning of life' I do after all have an opinion on many things - as well there are things that just confuse, and amuse me! Here is one of them... file this under 'confused'
There is so much debate on whether drinking coffee is good or bad for you. Just today there is an article about how dangerous coffee is to a pregnant woman (click link to read about it) it says that by drinking just 2 cups of coffee a day can double your risk of having a miscarriage! I mean that is really staggering! Ok, so no coffee, fine , I'll just drink decaf - um well, no, apparently decaf drinkers are at a higher risk of heart disease.
So, where does that leave me? I'll tell you, it leaves me very caffeine free - and with caffeine withdrawal symptoms!
Let, me explain why I don't want to drink coffee any longer ( totally against my other screaming self). Hubby and I are trying to have a baby Inshallah (smile) and I just feel that I have to some how kick this coffee drinking habit. I thought maybe one or two cups at the most would be fine, but then this study came out now and is making all the local headlines - so what's a girl to do... simple stop drinking it! Not so simple - I guess I am addicted to it, I tried to stop drinking for one day and I got a raging headache from it! I looked it up, there are actually withdrawal symptoms from not drinking coffee - great! So for now I am trying to drink decaf, its fine except for the fact that now I have to worry about heart disease? Ok, well its only a worry if you are drinking a high amount of it, which I am not, its basically a coping mechanism for my reduced caffeine intake. So for a few weeks you are going to have to deal with a caffeine free Aalya - perhaps it's for the better (wink).
So anyone have any good alternatives to coffee?
I like tea (fruit ones) and milk, so I suppose I will have to get used to drinking these instead, but oh my will it be difficult!