AN­TIOX­I­DANT BOOST

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Life Made Easy Nutrition -

Cof­fee is not just a way to get some caf­feine – it con­tains hun­dreds of com­pounds, in­clud­ing an­tiox­i­dants. An­tiox­i­dants are vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and other nu­tri­ents that can help pro­tect your cells and re­pair the dam­age caused by free rad­i­cals (mol­e­cules re­spon­si­ble for age­ing and tis­sue dam­age).

In fact, cof­fee is one of the rich­est sources of health­ful an­tiox­i­dants in the aver­age per­son’s diet. While some stud­ies sug­gest that caf­feine – also avail­able via tea, co­coa and other foods – can pro­tect against Alzheimer’s dis­ease and stroke, other stud­ies cast doubt on this con­nec­tion.

But what is now cer­tain is that cof­fee drink­ing is not an un­healthy habit for most people. Rather, cof­fee drinkers may have a lower risk of cer­tain dis­eases, as well as re­duced risk of death from car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, com­pared with non-cof­fee drinkers or those who rarely drink it.

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