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

Strata R. Chalup strata
Mon Aug 29 15:50:33 PDT 2005


w00t!

Not to mention the health benefits to *others* for those of us who don't cope 
well with limiting our coffee intake.  :-)

SRC

Robert Harley wrote:

> Sweetness!
> 
> http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1857962005
> 
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> 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," [...]
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> 
> Hopefully this applies to espresso as well as flavoured milk from Starbucks 
> or drip sock-juice.
> 
> R
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