Drink Yer Coffee

Show your love for the coffee bean.  The AP reports (hosted here on Wired) that “coffee not only helps clear the mind and perk up the energy, it also provides more healthful antioxidants than any other food or beverage in the American diet, according to a study released Sunday”.

However, if you read further, the article seems to say that this is based “on typical food consumption patterns”.  In other words, if you drink ten cups of coffee and eat one small salad, you'll get more antioxidants from the coffee, even though salad has more per serving.  In other words, coffee isn't healthier than salad, despite what the article's headline seems to indicate.  I could be wrong, but some skepticism is probably in order.

–YY

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