What's the Deal with Coffee?

Is it good for you? Is it bad for you?

The health claims for coffee include: lowers gout risk, anti-cancer properties, diabetes prevention, protection against Parkinson's disease (for men), reduced risk of Alzheimer's and dementia. Some of these positive effects don't seem related to its caffeine content, rather to its high antioxidant content (dark berries would be a better choice). There needs to be more research regarding these claims and whether coffee consumption is more beneficial than perhaps...a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables -- because aren't there better antioxidant options out there?

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