Coffee a top source of healthy antioxidants?

Nescafe recently launched an ad campaign promoting coffee as a great source of antioxidants. Is it true? Yeah, coffee is probably one of the greatest sources of antioxidants:

Quoting an article over at MSNBC.com:
They concluded that the average adult consumes 1,299 milligrams of antioxidants daily from coffee. The closest competitor was tea at 294 milligrams. Rounding out the top five sources were bananas, 76 milligrams; dry beans, 72 milligrams; and corn, 48 milligrams. According to the Agriculture Department, the typical adult American drinks 1.64 cups of coffee daily
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So is coffee good for you?

Like any good marketing campaign, they focus on selling you the plus points. Just how “sugar free” really means “fat full” or “fat free” means “sugar full” … well you get the point. We consumers ought to … well educate ourselves.

…antioxidants or not, coffee is a no-go for kids and those suffering from osteoporosis. Caffeine traps calcium – and can stunt growth among kids…

Last year, I wrote a post “I am a Coffeeholic! Isn’t Coffee (Caffeine) bad for you?” that will compare both the pros and cons of coffee.

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