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    Coffee top antioxidant source for Americans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europeans have red wine, Asians have green tea but Americans have their own source of antioxidants -- coffee, researchers reported on Sunday.

    Americans drink plenty of coffee, which is high in antioxidants, compounds such as vitamins that fight damage to cells and to DNA, the study found.

    But Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, the sources of antioxidants as well as fiber and other nutrients that dietitians, scientists and doctors recommend, said Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

    Vinson and colleagues studied the antioxidant content of more than 100 different food items, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, oils and common drinks.

    They also examined a U.S. Department of Agriculture database on how much Americans eat of each type of food item.

    "Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Nothing else comes close," Vinson said in a statement.

    Presenting his findings to a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, Vinson said this did not mean that coffee was necessarily the best source of antioxidants.

    "Unfortunately, consumers are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are better for you from an overall

    nutritional point of view due to their higher content of vitamins, minerals and fiber," he said.

    Dates, cranberries and red grapes have high concentrations of antioxidants, he said.

    But Americans do not eat much of these foods.

    Black tea was the second-leading source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet. Bananas, dry beans and corn placed third, fourth and fifth, Vinson found.
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    I'm never going to die!!!

    Unless my bladder bursts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ksbluesfan@Aug 29 2005, 08:15 PM
      I'm never going to die!!!

      Unless my bladder bursts.


      Same here. I have 2-3 cups a day cept on weekends.
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      • #4
        the only reason I find my way out of bed in the mornings is knowing that if I do, I can have COFFEE!

        I LOVE coffee!
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        • #5
          Ok, a bit misleading. Doesn't say it is a good thing that coffee is our main source of anti-oxidants. My main source of calcium is from Twinkies. As a result, I am a fatass.

          But I guess I'll take my rationalized perspective on good health wherever I can find it.

          Moon

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          • #6
            I like my red wine as well as my coffee. Can't say I drink much green tea.
            You have to stay away from the fast food!! I might live long??

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            • #7
              Dred-

              Is coffee an expectorant too..or are you sticking with the ganja?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Moon Man@Aug 29 2005, 06:41 PM
                Ok, a bit misleading.  Doesn't say it is a good thing that coffee is our main source of anti-oxidants.  My main source of calcium is from Twinkies.  As I result, I am a fatass.



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                • #9
                  mine is tea, i hate coffee

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                  • #10
                    I drink about a pot of coffee every day. I hope my body is putting those antioxidants to work because I have the feeling that the liter of Kahlua I put in my coffee every day is going to catch up with me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MsFunkay@Aug 29 2005, 09:55 PM
                      mine is tea, i hate coffee
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                      Coffee is disgusting.
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                      • #12
                        coffee sucks
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Guppy@Aug 30 2005, 12:59 AM
                          coffee sucks
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by *007*+Aug 30 2005, 02:00 AM-->
                            QUOTE(*007* @ Aug 30 2005, 02:00 AM)

                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Indu WangZi@Aug 29 2005, 07:56 PM
                            Dred-

                            Is coffee an expectorant too..or are you sticking with the ganja?
                            If I quit the coffee, I'd probably have cut back the ganj.

                            The AM ganj, anyway.

                            Balance
                            Damn these electric sex pants!

                            26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

                            Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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