The Chemistry of Coffee
What's inside your favorite morning beverage? CoffeeChemistry.com, a California-based group that gathers and shares information on the science of coffee, is looking to answer just that question. Most of us know about caffeine, a substance naturally found in certain plants that stimulates the central nervous system. It can wake us up and give us a boost of energy, or give us the jitters or make it hard to sleep too many caffeinated drinks later. But what about chlorogenic acid? This antioxidant has a ton of health benefits, including reducing inflammation and inhibiting the absorption of glucose, which could help with weight loss or metabolic disorders. Want to learn more? Visit CoffeeChemistry.com.