SPOTLIGHT: Research praises antioxidant powers of coffee

New research finds that coffee provides more healthy antioxidants than any other food or beverage in the American diet. Chemistry professor Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton studied the antioxidant properties of about 100 foods and beverages. Coffee ranked as highest in naturally occurring antioxidants, with adult Americans getting on average 1.29 mg per day from their cups of Joe. Bananas ranked second. On the other hand, the researchers point out that coffee has other health effects which are less desirable, and Americans should not interpret the news as an excuse not to eat their fruits and vegetables. Story