Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hi My Name is Mariam and I'm An Addict

For me, a meal without Coke is incomplete. A habit I’ve been trying to lose for more than a few years. I remember when we were little, this sweet poison never entered our refrigerator, it was only ‘diet’ Coke for the older folks. But with time, and as we grew up, we started questioning those rules, as it was not ‘fair’ for ‘them’ to drink coke, while it was forbidden for us! Our older cousins were the first to break those rules, and once they are broken… they’re broken!
The problem with us (and by us I mean mankind) is that we know all the harms we are doing to our bodies and our health, but as long as its something that won’t effect our health IMMEDIATELY , we see it as an insignificant thing.
Besides the fact that Coke causes bone fracture, and that it contains high amounts of sugar and other freaky things, the concept of drinking any cold liquid with a meal is totally wrong.
I read somewhere that drinking cold water after (or with) a hot meal can cause discomfort in the stomach and sometimes food poisoning! (yea food poisoning!)
It happened once to my grandmother, she ate something with melted cheese, and drank a lot of cold soft drinks after the meal. They had to hospitalize her!
What happens is, the cold liquid will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed, and slow down the digestion process, causing discomfort.

Well, after having said all that, are we willing to finally give up on that habit??
Yeah… maybe some day :-)

6 comments:

marooned84 said...

Ain't it good when you don't need it? I really love the feeling of drinking a cup of it after a month or two of no soda!

Hi my name is Mohammad and I'm a tea addict!

Mariam said...

Being a tea addict if far better than a coke addict! Besides, tea is good for the health! (or so I heard)

marooned84 said...

It is? Really? That's great! Maybe they'd say one that the coke is good for health too, who knows! How about fries? is it good for health? cuz I'm addicted to that too!

Nice to meet you St. Mariam :p

Mariam said...

Fries? No fries are not good for the health!

marooned84 said...

Oh well, you can't have everything, can you :/

Mariam said...

No... unfortunately not..