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Coffee as part of a healthy lifestyle - A cup of coffee is a great way to start your day. Not only does it taste great, scientific studies have shown that moderate coffee consumption fits in well with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Coffee is a rich natural source of antioxidants. It can contribute to your daily fluid intake and without milk and sugar it is virtually calorie free.

Coffee is 100% natural - Coffee is 100% natural and contains no additives. Coffee beans are the seeds of berries that grow on a coffee plant. Coffee plants grow in a tropical climate (60-78ºC) preferably on mountains or hilly terrains. Coffee beans are blended together and roasted to create many different strengths and flavors. This process is what gives each blend it's unique taste and aroma. Douwe Egberts carefully selects beans from around the world to ensure you get the unique Douwe Egberts taste in every cup.

Coffee is full of antioxidants - Coffee beans are the seeds of coffee berries and are a rich natural source of antoxidants. Drinking one or two cups of coffee a day can make a contribution to your antioxidant intake, as part of a balanced diet that also includes fresh fruit and vegetables.

Antioxidants are naturally occuring in many fruits and vegetables as well as coffee and tea. Antioxidants can protect cells from the effect of free radicals, which are produced by the body during it's normal daily processes, or as a result of environmental influences such as tobacco smoke, pollution and sunlight. Anitoxidants in food and drink are thought to contribute to your body's natural protection of cells and tissues.

Coffee is an excellent source of fluid - Coffee is an excellent source of fluid and it's a myth that coffee can dehydrate you. In fact the water that coffee provides can help to maintain your body’s fluid balance. Each cup of coffee contributes to your daily fluid requirement.

It's also important to remember that without sugar and milk there are hardly any calories in coffee, just like water and tea. That is why coffee fits in perfectly with a well balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Coffee keeps you alert - Coffee not only tastes good it is also a natural pick-me-up. A cup of coffee can enhance alertness and concentration and give you a feeling of renewed energy. Many people believe that a cup of coffee has a sobering effect after drinking alcohol, but this is not true. Drinking coffee may make you feel more alert, but it will not eliminate the alcohol from your body and your reaction times and motor skills will remain affected.

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