Thursday, April 2, 2009
I Say Drink Up!!
I am a coffee drinker. I have become more of a coffee drinker in the past couple of years. I used to drink it on occasion and now I have it every morning. I sometimes feel guilty about about having all the caffeine and I do force myself to drink more water. I am not much of a water drinker at all. Now I have heard the occasional good thing about coffee. I want to point out though that anything in excess can be problematic so don't go over board or anything of course. Still I have heard good things and now this one takes the cake. Coffee may help keep skin cancer away. You read that right. According to MSNBC caffeine kills off human cells damaged by ultraviolet light. Rather than quote the whole article I'll link you to it. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29409056/.
This is interesting to me. I like the idea of coffee fighting off cells damaged by the sun. I know there are all kinds of ideas out there on how to fight cancer. There wasn't a thing I could do about mine. We still have no idea what causes it. If I had some clue maybe I could feel like I was doing something to prevent it from recurring...but really what can I do? There isn't a thing and it's a helpless feeling. So in the mean time I do like reading about how to just take care of my body and preventative measures I can take to prevent cancer in general.