A New Supplement Made from Coffee Grounds.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, finding that coffee grinds can be used as a new source of antioxidant nutrients to be made into supplements.
As the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article notes (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/a-new-supplement-made-fromcoffee-grounds), coffee is rich in nutrients and has been proven to provide the body with disease-fighting abilities. In the course of making coffee, the actual grounds of course get left over. They are generally discarded or composted. But those messy, spent grounds contain heaping amounts of the same nutrients that are floating in a pot of java, according to Doctors Health Press.
As the article “A New Supplement Made from Coffee Grounds” reports, scientists are busy making a device that could transform the gunk left over from brewing coffee into a valuable resource for dietary supplements. The ultimate conclusion they came to: coffee grounds are a rich source of antioxidants and perhaps shouldn’t just be wasted.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article adds that, around the globe, millions of cups of coffee are consumed every day. This generates, according to researchers, approximately 20 million tons of used grounds each year. Some of those grounds wind up as fertilizer used on farmland, but the vast majority is garbage on the way to landfills.
According to the article, since coffee is rich in antioxidants, the researchers were curious about the level of antioxidants that remained in used coffee grounds. They studied different coffee-making methods to find answers.
As the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports, researchers found that filter, plunger and espresso-type coffeemakers left more antioxidants in coffee grounds, while mocha coffeemakers left the least. Because filter and espresso coffeemakers are more common in homes and commercial kitchens, the researchers believe most grounds are likely strong sources of antioxidants.
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes by noting that soon people may be able to get the benefits of coffee without having to drink a cup, providing a good health option for those who only like their coffee with cream and sugar, but need to avoid those substances for weight management or other dietary reasons.
(SOURCE: “Used coffee grounds are a rich source of healthful antioxidants,” American Chemical Society, January 9, 2013.)
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