A study done by Spanish researchers recently shows that if you want to live longer, perhaps you should start drinking more coffee. The study has been running for twenty years and has studied the health and mortality of more than 20,000 people. The results were presented at the European Congress of Orthodontics (ESC) Annual Congress, Science Daily reports.
I think it’s safe to say that coffee is one of the most popular beverages in most parts of the world today. And I must confess, like many others, I’m a complete addict. Which turns out, isn’t bad at all.
The study compared people who drank four cups a coffee a day to people who didn’t drink any coffee at all, 64 percent of the heavy coffee drinkers had a much lower risk of dying at any given moment than the non-drinkers. The researchers of the study have taken into account factors such as the gender, age and diet of the participants, according to Science Daily.
The conclusion of the study was that coffee can be added to your diet as an important part of staying healthy, especially for people over 45. The fact that coffee has benefits and can reduce certain diseases is not new to us. We have seen other studies about how healthy coffee is, but this is a large and important study that confirms this fact.
One of the reasons why coffee works wonders for health is believed to be caffeine. Caffeine boosts metabolism and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and dementia-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Coffee is also believed to protect against various liver diseases and skin cancer.
Even though there are many people around to dispute these findings, most of them will cite the caffeine in the coffee as being unhealthy. This is not the first study to find benefits of consuming this rich, hot beverage that is loved by so many, however.
A 10-year study of 86,000 female nurses shows a reduced risk of suicide in the coffee drinkers reports Archives of Internal Medicine. Another study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drink 4 or more cups of coffee were 20% less likely to suffer from depression.
Studies done by various research facilities have shown that coffee has antioxidants in it that are superior to many fruits. It can help ward off Parkinson’s, cancer, gum disease, heart attacks and many more medical conditions.
As reported in Caffeineinformer.com, the USDA’s new 2015 dietary guidelines recommend it for better health. They advise people that having 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day is good for their overall health and reduces the risk of disease. However, they report that adding sugar, cream, or flavored creamers quickly negates the potential benefits
Coffee lovers drink up! Keep it pure, keep it black. Enjoy your added health benefits from the beverage you’ve been drinking for years!