Drink Coffee and Live Longer

Want to Live Longer? Drink More Coffee; According to Science

You know we love coffee, and we are always on the hunt for cool content that we can create for you or share with you, coffee-related of course.  Recently, a new study was released that we just had to share.

According to AuthorityNutrition.com:

Coffee, believe it or not, happens to be the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables… combined (123).

When you’re treating yourself with a cup of coffee, you’re not only getting caffeine but a whole bunch of other beneficial compounds, including powerful antioxidants.

 

Freedman, et al - Coffee and Risk of Death

Freedman ND, et al. Association of coffee drinking with total and cause-specific mortality. New England Journal of Medicine, 2012.

In this study, 402,260 individuals between 50 and 71 years of age were asked about their coffee consumption.

The results were fairly remarkable… after following the people for 12-13 years, those who drank the most coffee were significantly less likely to have died.

So the jist is, that morning cup in your hand is actually keeping you alive longer.  Go ahead, and have another cup.

(Source:  http://authoritynutrition.com/how-coffee-makes-you-live-longer/ )

 

18 comments

    • r.lakshminarayanan 26 July, 2014 at 00:07 Reply

      without morning coffee south indians never start a day. it is refreshing and sharpens your memory and rejuvenates your mental activity

    • r.lakshminarayanan 3 September, 2014 at 20:38 Reply

      coffee with good aroma is like nectar for me .during my chilldhood i used to grind fried seeds in hand powered machine to be rewarded by tumbler of cofee .which will be gulped with its flavour and smell lingering for one hour

  1. julie 4 November, 2014 at 07:13 Reply

    I drink coffee from morning -about 3 to 4 cups then in the afternoon and even sometimes at night. I live it. I agree with the article as have energy and sharp mind all day. I am going on 67 and am healthy – if I had to have a drug it would be caffeine in a piping hot cup of coffee.
    I don’t take any medine at all. It opens my bronchial tubes and its wonderful.

    • Mary Beth 6 November, 2014 at 08:18 Reply

      You sound like my mom – she’s 86 and going strong, she’s not on any medications and she says coffee is her medicine. My brothers think she drinks too much coffee but I think it’s what keeps her happy and healthy and alert! Hope you enjoy your coffee even more after reading this! I sure will!

  2. Bob 10 November, 2014 at 05:45 Reply

    Coffee is a diuretic. You have to be more aware and disciplined with your total daily water intake, as you increase your coffee consumption.

  3. James Bogle 11 December, 2014 at 19:28 Reply

    Caffeine Restricts blood flow And causes dry eyes and foot problems. It’s poison. This article was written by a fool. Caffeine should be illegal. It is a dangerous poison. Caffeine is toxic and very bad for your health. This article is a lie.

  4. James D. Beare 22 January, 2015 at 18:14 Reply

    My grandmother born in the 1890’s lived to be 86 years old and the first thing she did everyday was make coffee to drink. My mother lived to be 96 and drank coffee virtually every day of her life. I am 71 and look forward every morning to my fresh brewed coffee. If coffee is detrimental to health in any way no one in my family has noticed it for three generations.

  5. v 23 January, 2015 at 19:31 Reply

    I have MS and have foot drop with right foot but I never take any medicines. I drink approx 6 cups a coffee a day with no sugar or milk just black. Probably keys me up a bit but keeps me moving. I first found out about my ms when I was 49 and I will be 70 this year. Just lucky.

  6. Rick 24 January, 2015 at 08:53 Reply

    Every Since I Went in the Army (A Lifer) Ive Been drinking a lot of coffee with no ill results. I do add A few shakes of Salt to the drip coffe maker over the new grounds to get the acid out of the coffee and make it have a more mellow taste.

  7. Rick 24 January, 2015 at 08:57 Reply

    adding salt to the grounds makes it easier for the stomach to handle the doffee without gettin a sour stomach and it really tastes food

  8. Jane Bec 25 January, 2015 at 18:07 Reply

    My earliest childhood memory is my mama coming up the stairs to wake us up with a tray containing 5 cups of coffee, one for me & each of my 5 older sisters. She had already awakened our dad and 2 brothers downstairs. That was in the very late 50’s and early 60’s. And today I am still enjoying my early coffee as well as my mid-afternoon cup.

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