Next Article in Journal
Study of High Power Ultrasound for Oak Wood Barrel Regeneration: Impact on Wood Properties and Sanitation Effect
Next Article in Special Issue
Coffee Drinking and Emotions: Are There Key Sensory Drivers for Emotions?
Previous Article in Journal
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Beverages in 2018
Previous Article in Special Issue
Fortification of Ground Roasted Coffees with Iron, Zinc, and Calcium Salts: Evaluation of Minerals Recovery in Filtered and Espresso Brews
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview

Consumption of Chlorogenic Acids through Coffee and Health Implications

Laboratório de Química e Bioatividade de Alimentos e Núcleo de Pesquisa em Café (NUPECAFÉ), Instituto de Nutrição, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, CCS, Bl. J, Rio de Janeiro 21941-902, Brazil
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Beverages 2019, 5(1), 11;
Received: 11 December 2018 / Revised: 10 January 2019 / Accepted: 15 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coffee and its Consumption: Benefits and Risks)
PDF [1055 KB, uploaded 12 February 2019]


Chlorogenic acids (CGA) are the main antioxidant compounds in the Western diet, due to their high concentrations in coffee associated with the high consumption of the beverage. Until about 10 years ago, like many other phenolic compounds, CGA were thought to be poorly absorbed in the human digestive system. Along the years, large amounts of information on the absorption and metabolism of these compounds have been unveiled, and today, it is known that, on average, about one third of the consumed CGA from coffee is absorbed in the human gastrointestinal tract, although large inter-individual variation exists. Considering results from in vitro animal and human studies, it is possible to conclude that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of coffee CGA are responsible for, at least to a certain extent, the association between coffee consumption and lower incidence of various degenerative and non-degenerative diseases, in addition to higher longevity. View Full-Text
Keywords: chlorogenic acids; coffee beverages; consumption; health effects chlorogenic acids; coffee beverages; consumption; health effects

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Farah, A.; de Paula Lima, J. Consumption of Chlorogenic Acids through Coffee and Health Implications. Beverages 2019, 5, 11.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Beverages EISSN 2306-5710 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top