Coffee shops to post cancer warnings soon? You’ve got to be kidding…

Yesterday I stumbled upon some disturbing news, coffee may be killing us, slowly.  Some coffee chians in California have begun to settle a lawsuit, part of the deal will be warnings posted in coffee houses about coffee drinking’s cancer link.  It has been discovered that roasted coffee beans contain acrylamide, a chemical linked to cancer.

Just a few years ago the FDA issued a warning about the compound, found in plant-based foods cooked at high temperatures ( frying, roasting, or baking), and smaller amounts via boiling or steaming. According to the FDA:  it’s in chips, French fries, burnt toast, cereals, coffee, crackers, and dried fruits. The National Cancer Institute adds canned black olives and prune juice to the list.

 

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