DOES DRINKING COFFEE HELP YOU LIVE LONGER?

August 12, 2017

 

CBS News Article: Could Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer?

I reached for my laptop the moment I read the article “Could drinking coffee help you live longer?” done by CBS News! Why? Because I love coffee, and drink it every single day! I’m sure almost everyone reading this can relate! Yes, I drink coffee to give me that extra boost in the morning, and simply because I just love the taste of coffee. I try new coffees, just like I try new wines. Instead of going wine tasting, I sometimes go coffee tasting… out of the comfort of my own home! Haha  Other research has been done that linked drinking moderate amounts of coffee to a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer. Wouldn’t it be great if coffee could actually help extend our lives? According to the article I read, studies are being done on coffee that prove that drinking coffee on a daily basis can be part of a healthy diet, and even decrease the risk of death. Two studies showed that those who drank 1 cup of coffee a day had a 12% decrease in risk of death. And, those who drank 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day had an 18% decrease in risk of death. Coffee actually contains antioxidants and phenolic compounds that play an important role in the prevention of cancers. The article also said that drinking more coffee was associated with “lower markers of inflammation” and “better markers of liver function.” This news literally made my night! And remember the study was done on coffee without all of the sugary syrups and additives that could counteract these findings. As with everything, anything in moderation is okay  So drink up! And remember that your cup o’ joe is actually beneficial to your health 

 

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