Kalma ka lang tropa, baka na sobrahan ka lang sa kape… safe ang coffee.. PRAMIS!

Over the month, there were fresh reports spreading that coffee is cancerous and that a judge in California has ordered Starbucks to put carcinogen warnings signs on their stores. Here are the facts of the lawsuit.

  • The judge ruling is about a California State Law and not by Science
  • Starbucks and 90 other companies are the defendants against the lawsuit.
  • The law is about companies should disclose carcinogens and toxic chemicals in their products.

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  • The cancerous substance is Acrylamide
  • Acrylamide can cause cancer in lab rats
  • Acrylamide naturally results from the cooking process that makes beans flavorful
  • Studies shows that humans metabolize it very differently
  • Coffee has a thousands times less amounts of acrylamide per cup compared to what they fed the lab rats
  • The same law was also used against potato chips, fries, breakfast cereals and even parking garage.
  • Studies has proven that drinking coffee offers many health benefits like reducing risk to Alzheimer’s, prostate cancers, melanoma and other cancers.
  • In 2016, International Agency for Research on Cancer has removed coffee from their “possible carcinogen” list.

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So don’t fear your daily cup of joe, if kung hinde pa halata, pera-pera lang ang problema dito. Enjoy the health benefits of coffee, the extra energy it provides and that quick excuse to go COCOL. Cheers!

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