The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

Pro: Antioxidants

Free radicals are chemicals in the body that have been shown to contribute to chronic diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis. Luckily, antioxidants help fight cell damage done by free radicals. Recent research shows that coffee outpaces wine, tea, fruits, grains and vegetables as the greatest contributor of antioxidants in a standard Western diet.

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March 18, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014