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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Coffee Can Make You Live Longer


Several studies have now shown that coffee drinkers; people who drank less than five cups of coffee a day —have a lower risk of dying early from a disease.  Coffee is one of the healthiest drinks out there. Believe it or not, a coffee drink is a viable source of antioxidants, surpassing fruits, vegetables, cereals, and root crops combined.

Antioxidants protect our bodies from oxidation, which involves free radicals that damage molecules in the body. It is widely believed that excessive oxidation is believed to be one of the causes of aging and degenerative diseases. The most well known of these antioxidants is caffeine, but there are hundreds of other compounds or traces of them in the coffee as well. Many of which science has yet to discover, isolate, and identify.

When you're drinking a cup of coffee, you’re not only getting caffeine but there are many antioxidants as well. There are several studies showing that when people drink coffee, they have a lower risk of dying from a range of serious diseases.

The researches and subsequent findings don't necessarily mean that coffee is the answer to a longer life. If you want to increase your chances of living longer, you'd be better off quitting smoking (if you smoke), reducing alcohol consumption, eating a balanced diet, having regular exercise and maintaining an ideal weight.

Written by Kent McGrath, Lucis Philippines contributor.

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