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Trevor Mertens

Coffee v Free Radicals

Coffee v Free Radicals

Yes, coffee is great for your health! Coffee provides a very significant portion of the daily intake of antioxidants established for humans. Those antioxidants combat free radicals -elements found naturally in the body or in environmental toxins that damage cells and may play a part in causing cancer. Coffee contains high amounts of several powerful antioxidants including hydrocinnamic acids and polyphenols. Hydrocinnamic acids are very effective at neutralizing free radicals and preventing oxidative stress. The polyphenols can help prevent diseases such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Drinking two or three...

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