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Did you know that coffee is good for you? New findings have shown that coffee is a rich source of antioxidants that contribute significantly to your daily total antioxidant intake.
What are Antioxidants and what role do they play in your bodies?
Every day your body is exposed to harmful external and internal factors that can cause cell damage and increase the risk of many diseases. UV light, smoking, air pollution, radiation and tissue inflammation can affect the integrity of your cells and your health in general.
Where are antioxidants found?
Antioxidants (like vitamin A, E, C, & Beta Carotene) are found in various food sources, especially coloured fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.
The most commonly known antioxidants are vitamins & minerals but there are other compounds available in foods and drinks that are effective antioxidants and these are available in coffee!
Did you know that coffee can provide you with even more antioxidants than other food sources?
The Antioxidants in coffee are:
Studies on the above substances have shown the importance of these antioxidant properties and how they can protect you from aging and diseases.
How many cups of coffee per day to get your antioxidants?
As proven by research, coffee too has been shown to provide substantial antioxidant benefits! In fact, 3-5 cups of coffee a day provide you with around 60% of your average daily antioxidant intake. As coffee is also a source of caffeine, a natural stimulant, it is recommended to consume coffee in moderation – an average of 3-4 cups per day.
Whether you opt for normal or decaffeinated coffee or choose to top it off with milk or creamer, you will still benefit from coffee’s antioxidant content!
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