Antioxidants are natural substances in food which preserve the health and protect the body from free radicals.
They are especially important for our immune system and it is clear that we should consume as much as we can in quantity. When we have stronger immune systems, we are more resistant to colds, viruses, bacteria, or more severe illnesses such as cancer.
Studies have shown that the coffee contains a significant number of antioxidants. However, the bad news is that scientists are still searching for the best way to extract antioxidants from coffee and use them in the best way. It is widely known that coffee is a diuretic and is able to release water to the organism.
Coffee is also on the list of foods that fight cancer because of its high content of antioxidants. Various studies have linked coffee to a reduced risk of cancer of the liver, breast, prostate, melanoma…
Men who drank six or more cups of coffee a day have a 60 percent lower risk of developing the most deadly form of prostate cancer and 20 percent lower risk of any other prostate cancer disease, compared to men who do not drink coffee.
Also, one research at the University of Utah have shown that coffee consumption reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer in the head and neck and reduces the risk of diabetes.
However, do not forget to drink at least four glasses of water with every cup of coffee.