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ILDI REVI
Coffee and the Stomach: A Challenge to Study

Coffee and the Stomach: A Challenge to Study

A discussion of the literature, by Ildi Revi, Director of Coffee A key dialogue that would be valuable for the Coffee Council brain trust to explore together is the connection between coffee and gastrointestinal issues. Some people drink a cup of coffee and they don’t feel well afterward, get indigestion, or have acid reflux. Observation tells us that this is not uncommon. Doctors frequently advise their patients to regulate coffee use if they are having gastric symptoms. What scientific evidence is the basis for this advice? Is coffee’s acidity the culprit? Why do some people feel coffee is too “harsh”...

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Craig Junghandel
2000 Reasons to Drink Coffee: The Power of Phytochemicals

2000 Reasons to Drink Coffee: The Power of Phytochemicals

By Deanna Minich, PhD For years, I’ve been talking about “eating the rainbow” of colorful, whole, plant-based foods. Why? Because of the 5,000 to 10,000 of healthful compounds in plant foods called phytochemicals (1). These phytochemicals include compounds referred to as phenolic acids, lignans, alkaloids, flavonoids, carotenoids, isoflavones, and stilbenes, to name a few. Most people don’t know much about them because they aren’t listed on a food label, but what we know from scientific research is that they are just as important as any other nutrient. In fact, perhaps even more so, despite the fact we typically eat less...

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Healthy Coffee and its Role in Protecting Against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Healthy Coffee and its Role in Protecting Against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The benefits of coffee on the liver were first recognized in people suffering from liver cirrhosis, which is a disease that mostly develops as a result of alcoholic liver damage. Studies by Klatsky et al. as well as others recognized a correlation between coffee intake and decrease in elevated liver enzymes, and overall hospitalizations and mortality of people with liver cirrhosis. It appeared that, for alcoholic liver disease, coffee could make a major difference in how fast the disease progressed and could even work to reduce damage. Most people are aware that alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for...

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Craig Junghandel
Drinking coffee can help prevent liver disease

Drinking coffee can help prevent liver disease

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra discusses why 2-4 cups of coffee (or more!) can be such a powerful ally in the fight against liver disease. Purity Coffee founder Andrew Salisbury recently had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Chopra to discuss the health benefits of coffee - including its amazing disease-preventing properties. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is a professor of medicine, former faculty dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School and renowned author. Livers Aren’t Just Mere Filters for the Things We Eat and Drink Yes, this 3 lb. gland wedged beneath our ribs is responsible for processing everything we...

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