Drink Coffee to Live Longer?
Coffee – You only need one cup, but I’ll have four just in case.
The best part of waking up just got a little better. People all over the world rely on their morning coffee to get them going, and many of those people also rely of the drink to get them through the rest of their day.
Some drink it to help stay awake, while others simply drink it because they enjoy drinking coffee. Why do you drink coffee? Whatever your reason might be, you should be happy to know that it might help you live longer.
Drink More Coffee
According to two recent studies, (I know, I know, but don’t stop ready just because I said study!) drinking coffee could increase your lifespan. The two studies, published by the Journal Annals of International medicine, concluded that higher coffee consumption is linked to a lower death rate. That sounds like great news! Drinking coffee DOES make you an immortal!
Researchers studied data from over 500,000 people across 10 different European countries over a 16 year period. The study showed that the individuals that drank several cups of coffee per day had a lower death rate, regardless of the country… It keeps getting better, just keep reading!
Not Just one Study
The second study examined more than 180,000 people in American, of various ethnic backgrounds. The results showed that the coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death due to cancer, stroke, heart disease, and respiratory and kidney disease. Not only did they discover that the coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death, they found that the more coffee consumed per day, the greater the benefit.
The participants that drank more than four cups of coffee per day had an 18 percent lower chance of death than those who did not drink any coffee. Just in case you wondered, I fall into this category of coffee drinkers.
Decaf is Just as Good
The study conducted in the U.S. also showed that there was no difference in the results when it came to decaffeinated coffee. Which draws the conclusion that the health benefit in coffee is not directly related to its caffeine content.
The author of the U.S. study, Veronica Setiawan, stated that “we cannot say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association.. If you like to drink coffee, drink up! If you’re not a coffee drinker, than you need to consider if you should start.”
“The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drank.”
– Sir James MacKintosh (Scottish Politician and Historian)
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