[FoRK] Study says coffee delivers more health benefits than fruit and veg

Robert Harley robert.harley
Mon Aug 29 15:36:44 PDT 2005



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.

"Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other
dietary source - nothing else comes close," [...]

Hopefully this applies to espresso as well as flavoured milk from Starbucks 
or drip sock-juice.


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