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Nutritional and health effects of coffee Adriana Farah, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Good health and well-being are essential for all humans and depend upon good nutrition. Only when an individual has good health can he or she fully utilize their physical and mental potentials.

Since the beginning of humanity, plant foods have been used to promote health and prevent disease. Coffee has been exalted by people of different nations and times not only because of its distinctive aroma and taste but also due to its stimulating and healthpromoting effects (Bizzo et al., 2015).