The subsequent time you pour your self a cup o’ Joe, you would possibly wish to swap up your selection of roast. In response to a examine printed within the Journal of Medicinal Meals, there’s a correlation between the roasting stage and the antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of espresso beans. Korean researchers used human cell fashions to check out completely different roasting ranges comparable to mild, medium, metropolis and French roasts of Coffea arabica inexperienced espresso extracts, after which in contrast the caffeine and chlorogenic acid ranges of the completely different roasts. (Chlorogenic acid is the first polyphenol in espresso.) Additionally they in contrast the antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of the completely different espresso extracts. Researchers discovered that complete caffeine ranges between the roasts didn’t considerably differ; nevertheless, chlorogenic acid ranges had been greater in mild roasted espresso extract than within the different roasted teams. That sort additionally had the best antioxidant and anti inflammatory exercise. So while you’re brewing your subsequent pot, think about using a lighter roast to reap all of the antioxidant and anti inflammatory well being advantages that will assist stave off persistent inflammatory illness.