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Andrew Salisbury
Coffee: An unexpected ally in the fight against cancer

Coffee: An unexpected ally in the fight against cancer

Cancer is one of the most frightening and pervasive diseases worldwide. Amazingly, coffee is turning out to be one of the most easily accessible tools to fight it. Compounds in coffee that might alter cancer’s progression and effects include chlorogenic acids (CGAs), diterpenes, and yes, even caffeine. "The associations between coffee consumption and risks of several disease outcomes have been investigated. Coffee consumption has been inversely associated with risks of type 2 diabetes, liver cancer, lethal prostate cancer, basal cell carcinoma of the skin, endometrial cancer, and neurological diseases as well as with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) when consumed...

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Andrew Salisbury
What’s better than organic coffee? Organic, specialty grade coffee!

What’s better than organic coffee? Organic, specialty grade coffee!

You probably already know a little bit about why organic coffee is good for you. When you sip coffee brewed from organic beans, you can bask in the knowledge that people in the communities who grow your coffee beans are not exposed to dangerous chemicals and that the sustainability of the environment is not being damaged. It gives you the certainty that you’re not ingesting pesticide residues with your daily pick-me-up. You can rest assured that there are fewer toxins standing in the way of your daily dose of antioxidants. But what if organic coffee could be improved even further?...

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Andrew Salisbury
The Importance of Organic When it Comes to Coffee

The Importance of Organic When it Comes to Coffee

The fact that there is so little research available on pesticides in coffee can make a consumer want to take a second look at what’s going on. Uncertainty springs from two places. First, exactly how many pesticides are being used on coffee beans? Second, what kinds of effects do those residues have on our bodies? And American coffee-drinkers should be especially interested since US regulators have relatively lax rules. Coffee-growing countries each have their own monitoring systems and limits for pesticide use. The grower’s regulations may be very different from the residue limits that the importing countries set. Usually local...

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Andrew Salisbury
Should You Avoid Coffee Because of Acrylamide? Absolutely Not.

Should You Avoid Coffee Because of Acrylamide? Absolutely Not.

After a years-long court battle, a California judge has ruled that coffee companies that did not want to settle financially out of court must post cancer warnings due to possible levels of acrylamide. Don’t let scare tactics keep you from enjoying one of the highest-antioxidant superfoods in the Western diet and one of life’s purest pleasures. Coffee expert Edward Giovannucci from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health spoke out against the cancer warning in a blog for the American Institute of Cancer Research, saying that there is no evidence that acrylamide causes cancer in humans. “On a ‘cancer...

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