Coffee has powerful antioxidants: Antioxidants, plentiful in fruits and vegetables, are absolutely vital for excellent health and appear in high levels in coffee. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that fight free radicals, which, if allowed to grow, will attack our body and cause disease, most commonly cancer. Fats and sugars elevate free radicals, so it makes good sense to eat high amounts of fruits and vegetables daily – at least five servings – plus drink two cups of coffee per day.
This guideline will definitely help the body build disease-fighting antioxidants in the body. A 2006 study from the University of Scranton showed that Americans’ number one source for antioxidants is coffee, more so than any other diet source. And, that goes for caffeinated coffee and decaffeinated!