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Antioxidants Are Common In Coffee

Many may think that coffee is just bad for you because of the caffeine in it, but many do not know that coffee contains antioxidants that are actually good for you if you are health conscious.

Coffee has been a target for many years as stated above because of the caffeine, but after doing more studies, it has been found that coffee actually can help certain illnesses such as depression, Parkinson’s disease and helps alleviate cavities.  This is all new information that most coffee drinkers are not aware of.

It is amazing what these researchers have found.  Coffee actually is healthier for you than apples, oranges, and even greens.  The antioxidants in coffee have more preventative qualities that are not found in most other foods that we would normally associate with being healthy.

There are many beverages that are healthy that contain caffeine.  Some are alcoholic and should be drank in moderation as with any thing that you drink.

Those who eat the coffee beans before they are roasted will ingest a substance called Chlorogenic acid.  Chlorogenic acid is a natural source of antioxidants and is one substance that aids in oxygen absorption in the body.

Black coffee contains compounds called caffeic acid, melanoidins and N-methylpyridinium that are brought about through a chemical reaction from roasting the beans.

Even if you drink your coffee with ingredients added, this will not change the chemical make up and you will still get the same effects as if you drank your coffee black.

You can even choose to drink an iced coffee from your favorite bistro and you will get the same health benefits as you would from a fresh perked cup of nice hot black coffee.

Some may think that consuming too much coffee in a day can not be good for you, before you decide to take your health in to your own hands, it is wise to discuss this with your doctor and he will let you know what is a safe amount for you to drink as all of us have different tolerances to different food types.  Certainly drinking a cup or two a day will not kill you in the long run, but you want to make sure you are not harming yourself by drinking too much.

Of course, if you have existing health issues such as pregnancy, you should not drink any beverage that contains caffeine.  Nor should your kids be allowed to consume any coffee either.

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