Friday, January 31, 2014

2 Cups of Coffee a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

We have heard things going back and forth about whether or not coffee is actually good for you or not; however, as the studies about coffee have progressed, the results of the studies are actually finding more benefits to moderate coffee drinking than health hazards. Recent studies have shown that consuming two cups of coffee a day have a good impact on your overall health; this is particularly helpful when you consider K cup coffee and brewing just a single cup takes seconds.

In that study from 2012 (New England Journal of Medicine), it used 400,000 people for the study and found that those who drank 2 cups a day had their risk of dying reduced by 10 percent; moderate coffee drinking can help you live longer. This was the largest study ever done on the issue; the people in the study were men and women ages 50-71 and taken from around the country. . It is safe to say that the results turn coffee from a guilty pleasure to a part of your healthy diet. The key factor is to do it in moderation, however, as the say, everything in moderation; even water should be consumed in moderation, believe it or not.

In the study, 42,000 of the people did not drink any coffee while the rest were varying coffee drinkers; most of them drank the moderate amount of 2 cups a day while only 15,000 of the study's participants drank 6 or more cups a day. It was found that the 10 percent reduction to the risk of death was for men and women, it was as much as 13 percent. Even the participants who did see some results, they saw a 6 percent reduction for the gentlemen and a 5 percent reduction for the ladies. It was found that caffeine did not play a large role in the results.

So how does coffee help you reduce your chance of death? It was found to help with respiratory disease, diabetes, stroke, liver, and the brain. Both single cup coffee and traditional drip methods give the same results.

Now, you should remember that coffee won't make you live forever or is guaranteed to help you live longer, but this study, as well as many others, are showing that coffee has the ability to be helpful instead of harmful, like we'd all previously thought.

If you want the chances of coffee being helpful to increase, try to cut back on the cream & sugar.

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