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Old 24.02.2010, 22:27
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Re: Nespresso Capsules

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It may be a method to wean people off their Nespresso addiction.
For me I use loose coffee grounds and a plunger style coffee maker
I used to make coffee with a French press but switched to Nespresso.

A few years ago, there was quite a bit of press about the risks of unfiltered coffee, although I guess that Nespresso also falls into that category.


If you favor your coffee made in those elegant French press coffeepots, it may be time to switch to a filtered method. A randomized, crossover trial comparing unfiltered coffee against other beverages like water, tea, and hot chocolate showed elevated homocysteine levels in the coffee group. Homocysteine has been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Unfiltered coffee also contains diterpenes, cholesterol-raising substances, which are removed when coffee is filtered. Your best bet would be to cultivate a taste for tea, especially green tea, which numerous studies have shown to have heart-healthy and cancer-preventing benefits. If you choose to stick with coffee, use a filtered method.

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000, Vol. 71, No. 2, pp. 480-484)
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