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Drinking Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

Drinking Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

There are a lot of reasons to drink coffee--especially when it’s harvested, roasted, and brewed in a way that maximizes its healthful and flavorful qualities. It tastes great first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick me up. It boosts energy and mental acuity to help you accomplish your daily tasks. You may have also heard about how it provides an infusion of antioxidants to help prevent a bevy of diseases. All these things are true. But even more than that, coffee is also one of the keys to overall longevity. This means that a healthy coffee habit...

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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
A Healthy Coffee Habit can Help Your Heart

A Healthy Coffee Habit can Help Your Heart

Stressing over inconsistent information about coffee’s role in heart disease is enough to cause chest flutters. Common knowledge over the years has set up coffee to look like a menace to the human heart, but fortunately for coffee fans things are not that black and white. While some people need to be a little more cautious with their coffee drinking, many people’s heart health actually benefits from moderate coffee intake. So, rather than playing into the tired storyline that coffee has it in for your heart, let’s look at coffee’s actual effects on the cardiovascular system. “Drinking moderate amounts of...

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Ochratoxin A: Coffee's Most Harmful Mycotoxin

Ochratoxin A: Coffee's Most Harmful Mycotoxin

Mold & mycotoxins in coffee: Can they survive the roasting process? “Mycotoxins” is an umbrella term for a whole lot of things that can be found in coffee and many other food ingredients. The compounds develop from fungi that forms on coffee beans and other crops like peanuts, maize, grains, and grapes. The fungi thrive in the same conditions that makes a location ideal for growing coffee. You may have heard the term “mycotoxins” used by people concerned with the link between coffee and health. There are two camps: one that says mycotoxins can do lasting harm to the body,...

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