Coffee: Grab a cup or two and drink up

“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion I might be awake.”
~ Lewis Black

Guess what? The latest studies show coffee is beneficial to your longevity. But what if you don’t want caffeine? Decaf contains all the same benefits as it’s jittery sister, but without the twitches.

Here’s what CNN reported:

“Yes, go ahead and grab that cup of joe, or two, or more. Doing so may improve your health and help you live longer, suggests new research.

In a new observational study involving close to 20,000 individuals, people who consumed at least four cups of coffee daily had a 64% lower risk of early death compared to those never or rarely consumed coffee.

The reduction in risk was more significant once people reached the age of 45, suggesting that it may be even more beneficial to consume coffee as we get older.

These findings echo the recent results of another large observational study, which found that coffee drinkers appear to live longer, regardless of whether they consume regular or decaf coffee.

Coffee has also been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, liver disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer’s and skin cancer, too.”

(To read the rest of the article, click here.)

Well, that’s reason to celebrate – with a cup of coffee, of course. I think I’ll add a little cocoa powder to increase the health benefits.

I’m here when you need me.

Smile and be well,
Dr. Dan

Coffee Trivia:

The earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century in Yemen.

The patent for decaffeinating coffee was issued in 1906.