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What Good Stuff Does Coffee Have Apart From Caffeine?

Discussion in 'Coffee' started by Bluebell, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Bluebell

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    I made the switch to coffee finally! I'm drinking it and seemingly have no ill effects ... I think I might be a convert.

    I know that coffee is highly recommended by Ray, and there is a lot of research about it's healthy effects. But I was wondering what it is that makes coffee so health-promoting. I mean, would caffeine pills have the same effect?

    The polyphenols and tannins are a negative I think, as they are toxic according to Ray I believe. The tannins are only useful for blocking iron.
     
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    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/caffeine.shtml
     
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    Ah yes, I forgot about the magnesium and some B vitamins. Less cadmium, OK.

    I feel there must be more to it that that though ... more things in coffee to create these fantastic health benefits ...
     
  4. Such_Saturation

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    I think coffee actually holds on to magnesium in some amount. Niacin as well, it should be the same reason why people started boiling flour before using it.
     
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    Do you mean there is actually a net effect of less magnesium (and niacin) in the body after drinking the coffee?
     
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    I think the bitter properties of coffee are good for the liver, just my opinion tho.

    I'm so glad you are enjoying it Bluebell :coffee
     
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    It should just be a matter of not getting the magnesium that's in the coffee and perhaps the foods that you eat with it.
     
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    Bluebell

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    Yes I must admit I've never felt that the mineral/vitamin content is something to rely on in coffee, Such_S.

    Thanks bigpeatowski, I really am enjoying it a lot! I am having lattes made with instant. No other supplements except aspirin & taurine right now, and my energy, dare I say it, is good.
     
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    I think polyphenols are increasingly destroyed with the degree of roasting. Trigonelline is also increasingly converted to niacin with the degree of roasting.

    There are also the terpenes, cafestol and kahweol, which are lost in paper filtration.
     
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    lowers uric acid, helps liver and gall bladder
     
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    Binds iron. Blocks absorption.
     
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