Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Coffee delivers more health benefits than fruit and veg

After measuring the antioxidant content of more than 100 items, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, oils and beverages, scientists found that coffee is 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. According to the researcher, "Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source - nothing else comes close".
Studies have associated moderate coffee consumption with a reduced risk of liver and colon cancer, type two diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

10 comments:

Megan said...

Only just found this site, and I'm so glad I did. Very interesting and informative :o))

c.m.p. said...

Oh, whatever, that sounds like bull. The only food that heals is chocolate. And maybe some fries.

CindyC-Crammer said...

This is great!!!

I love drinking coffee.

Colleen said...

Yay! My daily fix is actually good for me!;)
This is quite an interesting blog..do you mind if I list it under my links section?

Colleen

none said...

I was just browsing and found you blog very informative! Do you have any herbs or foods that help curve your hungar? Email me and let me know...I am very interested to find out!

Healing food said...

Colleen,
Thank you for making a link to my site.

-Dominick said...

Nicce :-D

N.P. said...

i agree with this statement. after i drink an excessive amount of coffee, my urine always smells of coffee for several hours afterward.

MStateDawg said...

Well, this is very interesting! I am an avid coffee drinker, so it's good to hear that it might be doing something for my health! Keep up the good posts, and consider yourself linked! :)

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