Friday, May 14, 2010


It is good to know that coffee has some benefits to health. However, these results should not be interpreted as an incentive to increase your daily coffee intake . Too much coffee may actually increase the risk of the heart disease for some people. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition June 2005, researchers from the University of Athens found that coffee drinkers had more stiffness of the major blood vessel in the body then non-coffee drinkers. Suggested for people with high blood pressure or other risk factors for heart disease who drink more than 3 cups of coffee a day to cut down.

Coffee is the No. 1 source of antioxidants in the American diet, researchers from the University of Scranton released on August 29, 2005. Black tea is the second. Substances or nutrients in foods that can prevent or slow oxidize damage to the our body is called antioxidants. When our cells utilize oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage to other cells. Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and hence prevent and repair damage inflicted by these free radicals. Fruits and vegetables are hailed as the richest sources of antioxidants. Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee appears to provide similar amounts of antioxidants.

Coffee also can help in the prevention and treatment of diseases and illness as varied as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, liver disease, skin cancer, Parkinson's disease and more.

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