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    Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

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    My partners friend has just started some health regime involving the latest in antioxidants: green coffee beans. The course costs $60 and I think that she gets about 100g.

    Ive told the missus to say that I can get it for half that price...

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    This is something that has had me thinking...green coffee beans? to drink? I see Nescafe have it.

    Is this some organic thing?? :-?

    Someone care to enlighten me aswell?

    -Linda

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    All I know is that the taste will be disgusting.... maybe you should give your wifes friend a green bean to chew on ;D

    As for the nescafe stuff, maybe it could be an improvement :-X

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    Some info about green coffee bean extract here

    It is trendy these days to think antioxidants = good. This is not always the case as the body relies on some oxidation to create energy. It is the oxidation of the so-called free-radicals that are purportedly the source of health benefits but there has been a lot of band-wagon athletics going on in the nutrition industry. Perhaps even snake-oil pharmaceutics.

    The real problem is that science does not have a good understanding of the long-term effects of anti-oxidant use. People under-estimate the value of a good diet and tend to think they can balance out poor meal and health choices via vitamin and mineral supplements which may provide some benefits but, like beer, you tend to rent and not buy.

    Having said that, I do take high quality (and expensive) supplements and can claim some benefit in that I did not feel as good when I stopped taking it for a few months. I also try to eat a good diet, rarely involving one of the 5 main food groups (Maccas, KFC, Dominos, Hungry Jacks and Red Rooster). Drinking plenty of water is something that also needs to be considered.

    Sorry if I appear to be taking the high ground here, but I tend to greet any trendy diet and health claim with cynicism unless I can verify otherwise.

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    Im totally with you on that score, flynn...I dont think that you sound like you are taking the high ground...and if you are, then Ill be up there with you! ;)

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    Thanks Scoots. *Even high horse jockeys get lonely *:)



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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    sounds like a marketing gyp to me.

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    I agree, it does, but it certainly wasnt intended to be. Ive removed it anyway.

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7754644.stm


    Java "Oxidizing away" phile

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    Well thats bad news for the dietary supplement market and Nescafe

    Also bad news for the nematodes who will have to resort to other methods such as botox or plastic surgery now :(

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    Why I hate science reporting!:

    Genetically modified nematodes dont live longer than normal ones when *one thing* the gm does is mop up free radicals--and so anti-oxidants in humans may be useless.

    Id rather get my science from the funnies page.

    Greg

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    Green beans - antioxidants?

    Hi,

    Ive been asked acouple of times about the green bean advertising - where it claims that a mixture of instant and green beans make for antioxidant coffee? what is the theory? and how is this practically possible?

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    Just like all that sliming tea... People want to believe and thus spend monies.

    1: antioxidants in lots of things / stuff

    2: How to get it from a raw product to self and in the right form is teh issue...


    Many products are sold as Great healers etc... But often teh most basic question such as Water or Fat soluble is never even mention... Why... Caus if ya only knew.

    Hell at $60 a 100 gram... I can make ya some of that and gyess what... How many people can return it and say it di not work.. Proof... And for how long do you hav eto take it ?

    Antioxidants in roasted coffee as well.

    Get some green tea and grind some green beans and make a Tea / Coffee tea... Then sell for $45 per 100g and make some claims as to health outcomes... Use teh right words and no one can prove / dis prove.. Get teh add in a weekly women rag/mag and do a special offer at $30 a 100g and or $120 for 500g..

    Ya be rich in teh first month..

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    Re: Green bean antioxidant $60/100g

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by 57787173645B77787771737B737862160 link=1227439737/12#12 date=1276259617
    Hell at $60 a 100 gram... I can make ya some of that
    Ive got a 60kg bag of Kimel in the garage and spotted the wifes stash of Moccona she keeps for visitors.
    Wheres my calculator?



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