Maybe I won't have to give up coffee

According to an article at physorg.com coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet.

Of course there's a catch: just because there are lots of antioxidants in the java, that doesn't necessarily translate into lots of them in the body. Guess I'll have to continue eating my broccoli, too. :-)

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As in the movie "Sleeper" where he finds out that everything that was supposed to be bad for you had health benefits.I saw a BBC article somewhere where some British coffee association said this proved that having "moderate" consumption of "four or five" cups a day had health benefits.This caffeine addict says either they use TINY cups in Britain or they have incredible caffeine tolerance. After four or five cups, I start pinging off the walls.

4 or 5 cups....geez I'd need 4 or 5 cups of gin at night to get to sleep after that.

I mean in addition to the gin I already have :)

Try using honey for sweetner instead of sugar; honey is also supposed to contain anti-oxidants. Costs more, though.

It's also supposed to be good for staving off sinus infections and easing psoriasis (if used topically). One study at UC-Davis showed 4 tablespoons daily increased polyphenol levels (this is good) but also added 255 calories per day. At that rate, with no change in other parts of your lifestyle, you'd pack on about 1/2 a pound a week!

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