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Ahh! The Good Stuff

May 25, 2020

Why Coffee Could Possibly Benefit Our Long Term Health

We get it, you love coffee! So do we, otherwise we wouldn’t be writing this blog and you wouldn’t be reading it. Have you ever heard about the negative effects of coffee? Some critics will tell you coffee can raise blood pressure, impair sleep, increase your heart rate, and maybe even cause the “C” word! Guess WHO (yes, a bad pun) recently took coffee off the possible carcinogen list, and is now engaging in long-term studies to show the health benefits? That’s right, the World Health Organization. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the health benefits of coffee, so the next time someone tries to give you a hard time about loving your java, you can just let them know that you’re being extra health-conscious.

Decades of research on coffee and its dietary components have long found several really positive effects that come from drinking the good stuff! In fact, moderate coffee consumption (3-4 cups per day) has been linked to actually increase your life-span and a Circulation study found coffee consumption is associated with 8%-15% reduction in the risk of death. In fact, there are even larger reductions for higher coffee consumption!

Isn’t it great to know you’re going to live longer by enjoying coffee! There are several other studies that link coffee consumption to a reduced risk in things like cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, cirrhosis, gout, uterine and liver cancer, and even Parkinson’s disease. The exact reasons why coffee is associated with these reduced risks are unknown.

How do you optimize your life while enjoying your favorite fuel? Well, it should be seen as a blessing that decades of research can show there is no strong link between coffee intake and cancer. In fact, there are studies that show the benefits of coffee consumption to the contrary.

So, what are the best practical tips? Well, here are two...

1) Moderate your consumption and limit your cups to less than six. Although there is no proof more coffee is more dangerous, the risk of side effects is lower.

2) Don’t drink beverages at temperatures over 149F. The risks to that should be obvious.

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