Saturday, March 14, 2015

Antioxidants and your coffee.

Coffee is not just caffeine  there are hundreds of other compounds in there as well, many of which science has yet to identify.

  Many of these compounds are antioxidants that protect our bodies from oxidation, which involves those nasty free radicals that damage molecules in your body.

   Oxidation is said to be one of the mechanisms behind ageing and diseases like cancer and heart disease.

  Coffee, are you ready for this, happens to be the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables put together.

  When you’re having your daily cup or cups of coffee, you’re not only getting caffeine but a whole bunch of other beneficial compounds, including powerful antioxidants.