Monday, August 29, 2005


Coffee good for you. Better than fruits and vegetables.
COFFEE is likely to contribute far more health-giving anti- oxidants to the British diet than fruit and vegetables, new research suggests.

The evidence comes from the United States, where scientists measured the antioxidant content of more than 100 items, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, oils and beverages.

Coffee emerged as easily the biggest source of antioxidants, taking account of the amount per serving and level of consumption. Black tea came second, followed by bananas, dry beans and corn.

Antioxidants help to rid the body of harmful free radicals - destructive molecules that damage cells and DNA - and have been linked to a number of health benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer.

Studies have associated coffee drinking with a reduced risk of liver and colon cancer, type two diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

And as Milton Freidman warned us, "there are no free radicals."
A spokesman for the British Coffee Association said: "This study reconfirms the fact that moderate coffee consumption of four to five cups a day not only is perfectly safe but may confer health benefits."
I'm not taking any chances. Seven to eight cups a day for me.


At 12:25 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Finally, an explanation for my obscenely good health.

At 12:50 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

A pot every morning makes for a radically free day!

At 4:29 PM, Blogger Brad Warbiany said...

I (and this is not an exaggeration) drink a pot of coffee per day. I'm sure the negative effects of caffiene are screwing me up, but this is great news.

At 6:47 PM, Blogger Jane Bellwether/Tamara R Bower said...

That's why I like you - you're so eminently sensible.

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Rodney Dill said...

Four to five cups of coffee a day is about right for me.

I wish 4-5 beers was also considered moderate consumption.


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