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A Key to Longevity is in America’s Favorite Drink

If ever there was a way to increase your longevity easily, it will not get much easier than drinking coffee. Recent studies have shown that America’s favorite drink is one way coffee drinkers can live longer. 

Getting the benefit of living longer from drinking coffee does not require drinking a lot of the dark brown liquid. You only need to drink a couple of cups per day. Drinking two or more cups per day (8-oz. cups) can make a difference in how long you are likely to live. 

While most everyone knows that drinking coffee will increase your alertness, it will also provide you with many antioxidants. If you drink two or more cups per day, you are likely going to get more antioxidants than you will get from fruits and vegetables. 

Coffee contains a lot of compounds in it – many of which have never been diagnosed as to what benefits they might provide. There are more than 1,000 different compounds in it, and only about 30 of them have been tested. It is believed that the most beneficial aspect of coffee is not the caffeine, but other ingredients. 

Among the other beneficial ingredients, research has discovered, are compounds that will reduce your risk of dying early from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease. The benefits seem to be better for women than men. While men’s benefit of not dying from these diseases is increased by 10 percent, women benefit by 15 percent. Two cups per day will provide you with these benefits, but 4 – 5 cups per day will decrease the risk level a little more. 

Other benefits can also be obtained from drinking coffee regularly. It can also lower your risk of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, liver diseases, and more. Since it can also increase your general happiness, you are also less likely to die by suicide. 

Caffeine has also been shown to be beneficial for weight loss. This is why caffeine can be found in nearly all supplements for fat-burning. It helps weight loss by increasing your metabolism between 10 to 29 percent – more so in lean people. Several vitamins are also found in coffee. They include magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and several B vitamins. One ingredient, chlorogenic acid, will even help to lower blood pressure.

Your risk of dying from two types of cancer is also reduced. Liver and colorectal cancer are the third and fourth leading causes of death in the US. People that drink coffee reduce their risk of liver cancer by up to 40 percent, and they also lower their risk of colorectal cancer by up to 15 percent. 

The benefits of coffee can be reduced by adding unhealthy amounts of sugar, creamers, and other common additives. Besides just enjoying your morning or a daily cup of joe, you can get the most benefits from drinking caffeine by means restricting the additives – except for those with few calories. 

While drinking coffee will help you live longer, you also do not need to be concerned about whether the coffee you drink is regular or decaf. Both will provide the same benefit. It also does not matter if you use brewed or instant coffee. If you are not already drinking coffee, it is a good idea to consult a doctor before engaging in this healthy habit. 

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