Non Government Panel Says, "Drink 3-5 Cups A Day."

This study has been making the rounds the last week or so. Apparently, we are all supposed to be drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day to live longer.

Well, I personally can't drink that much, but hey that's some good news for you all hardcore coffee drinkers.

You probably want to know more about this study, like who ran it, what for and was there a corp sponsor...;)

Here are the facts:

  • Who put it together? - The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a non-governmental panel of experts.
  • What do they do? -  Every five years they review the latest scientific literature on nutrition and make recommendations about how Americans should eat.
  • What's Next? - Their final report will inform the national food guidelines from the USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

They make some pretty, just darn crazy recommendations.

Things right out of left field like;

  • eat less sugar,
  • eat less processed foods and
  • eat more fruits and veggies.

(head slap)

A very interesting conclusion they made is getting tons of attention, and that is,

"Coffee consumption was associated with reduced risk of total mortality (3-4% lower mortality with 1 cup/day), especially cardiovascular mortality." and "Consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to 5 cups/d or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased risk of major chronic disease..."

There is one bummer with this whole thing, though. If you add sugar or creamer, that's not so good for the body.

Yeah, yeah, life ain't worth livin' without a little added flavor. Am I right? Don't tell the boss I said that.

Drink up coffee lovers. Apparently, it's not just milk that does a body good.

 

27 comments

  1. Randy Hunnicutt 20 April, 2015 at 17:10 Reply

    The only way to drink coffee is straight black. Cream and sugar do not belong in coffee. Ruins the flavor.

    • Jim Scoman 27 July, 2015 at 15:03 Reply

      Amen, brother! That’s the only way to drink it. You also have to have GOOD coffee beans/grounds, not that drek that Maxwell House or Folgers (gag!!) try to pass off as coffee..

      • Jeff 4 September, 2015 at 04:44 Reply

        So what in your opinion is the better coffee?
        I too drink about 10 cups a morning ( Folgers) but I add a little French Vanilla.

  2. Dave Falls 21 April, 2015 at 07:35 Reply

    Good news for us chronic coffee people. I do like my creamer in my coffee, just like apples and Carmel dip. It’s always good with something extra.

  3. Brandi 25 May, 2015 at 10:52 Reply

    I drink coffee every morning when I wake up and it has to be cold with vanilla flavor in it!!! Not sure if that’s right but it works for me!!!

  4. gene lear 31 May, 2015 at 15:35 Reply

    Sounds like good news to me. I have been drinking 4 to 6 cups of coffee ( black no sugar) a day for years!! I have been concerned that it was too much and not healthy. Yet my overall health is fine. I exercise daily eat a healthy diet.just turned 76 .

  5. Joanne saffer 12 June, 2015 at 06:56 Reply

    My one cupper makes a pint cup
    I’m in for 2/3 pints aday with half & half
    There is very little sugar in half & half and heavy cream.
    My thoughts …. Stay natural
    I sprinkle cinnamon on my grinds
    So yummy and healthy ☕️

  6. Ashley Allen 23 June, 2015 at 07:48 Reply

    My day seems to run much smoother after a few delicious cups of coffee, not to mention helps reduce any body aches or pains as well.

  7. Brittany Hoskins 22 July, 2015 at 09:13 Reply

    Well I guess drinking coffee since I was 7 was a good thing. Black with a little bit of milk in it, 3 cups a day, I guess I will be fine for a long while.

  8. Greg 26 August, 2015 at 11:26 Reply

    Coffee, it not just for breakfast anymore.
    I normally have a cup and 1/2 banana 30 minutes before my workout. A great start to a great workout.
    Plus Howard Stern just started drinking coffee. How can you get a better promotion than that?

    • Jeff 4 September, 2015 at 04:49 Reply

      Marlene, Not sure about that, seems like my memory has been failing lately. I have been drinking coffee since I was 18, now 59. I hope your right and this is just temporary. Drink up!

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