Coffee: The Buzz On Antioxidants

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CoffeeÄfor many it's the motivation to start the day. A drink that enjoyed for centuries by just about every culture, only in recent years, since about the 1960's, have specialty coffees become trendy and in demand. Estimates indicate that roughly 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every single day. New Yorkers like their coffee more than any other US city. Some like it piping hot while others prefer it ice cold. Designer coffees are the trend, but nothing says comfort and warmth like a big steaming cup of fresh brewed. Some people like to sip it occasionally with friends while others simply cannot begin their day without it. For some it's an after dinner or evening indulgence; others stay fueled up on the java all day long. No matter how you take your cup, fancy or black, coffee has a place in the lives and hearts of many people. How much do you really know about that cup of joe though? Did you know coffee contains antioxidants? Antioxidants are known for protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals, molecules that are linked to a variety of diseases and conditions. Are there health benefits of drinking coffee that you may not even know about? If so, how often should you drink coffee before it's considered unhealthy? Which types of coffee are best for receiving health benefits while enjoying your morning brew? Is instant coffee as healthy as brewed? Does it matter if your drinking caffeinated or decaf? The other "C" wordÄcan coffee fight cancer? What about diabetes? Take today's quiz, Coffee: The Buzz on Antioxidants and find out the answers to these questions and more!

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