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The Unfiltered Coffee Facts – Harvard Health Letter

on May 23, 2016

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

The latest Harvard Health Letter offers some fascinating insights into our morning brew.

“Coffee is part of many people’s daily routine, whether it’s the morning pick-me-up or the evening complement to a satisfying dinner. And it’s no wonder: a hot cup of brew is comforting and flavorful. Even better, new evidence continues to associate coffee with health benefits, such as a reduced risk of an early death, as we reported to you in February 2016.

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“Our understanding of coffee is evolving. We’re learning more about it all the time,” says Dr. Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The benefits
“Coffee comes from the seeds (or beans) of cherries that grow on the coffee tree. When you pour hot water over dried, roasted, ground coffee beans, you get the savory brown brew that so many people—54% of those 18 and older in…

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