Friday, February 23, 2018

TEA TIME: Ask the Healing Powers Series Author a Question!

By Cal Orey
Coffee or Tea?

Q: What inspired your interest in coffee?
A: I have penned the Healing Powers series--books on superfoods. Since coffee gets a bad rap, I thought it would be fascinating to write about a vice that has gone to virtue. The health benefits of java are controversial, but groundbreaking research shows that it's got perks. Coffee has been touted as the "newest health food."

Q: What gives coffee its many health benefits?
A: Coffee's amazing antioxidant power is what makes it special. Two mighty antioxidants--chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid--have been given credit for its health benefits. Coffee boasts other health-boosting antioxidants, including benzoic acids, flavonoids and proanthocyanidins.

As the author of both coffee and tea books, I will say I cannot live without either superfood. Coffee for the a.m., and tea for the afternoon. It's the best of both worlds year-round.

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