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Is it safe to eat coffee grounds?

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According to scientific studies from the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, eating coffee grounds is both safe and beneficial. Coffee grounds contain many kinds of antioxidants, and are currently being researched as a supplement derivative.

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It has been found that the moderate consumption of coffee, and coffee beans, has been linked to lower risk factors for Diabetes Mellitus Type II, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and a host of heart, kidney, and liver problems, notes the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund. While eating actual ground coffee isn't as common as eating the whole bean or preparing it as a hot drink, eating coffee grounds can still give you many of the benefits of digesting coffee with the added boost of antioxiants.

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