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Coffee: America's Leading Source Of Antioxidants?

Sad to say, it's not at all surprising coffee, by far, is the leading source of antioxidants in the average American diet, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Scranton.

The top five sources of antioxidants consumed by Americans every day based on comparisons of more than 100 different foods (by milligrams):

  1. Coffee (1,299)
  2. Black tea (294)
  3. Bananas (76)
  4. Dry beans (72)
  5. Corn (48)

Here's the real kicker: The leading source of antioxidants, based on the study, is dates, not coffee! So, I caution you to save the money you'd planned to spend on those extra decaf mochas, and start adding better, more natural sources of antioxidants, like the ones below.

EurekAlert August 28, 2005

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