Good News for Coffee lovers
Drinking three cups of REAL coffee a day could help you live longer.
A decade-long study suggests drinking as many as three cups of coffee a day could help you live longer. The study showed regular coffee drinkers had a 12 per cent lower mortality rate and were up to a fifth less likely to get cardiovascular disease or a stroke. But if you want to harness the health benefits, then it’s time to ditch the instant coffee in favour of the real stuff, according to the experts.
There are countless studies with contradictory claims that coffee can either harm or benefit your health. It contains minerals and antioxidants, often linked with reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancer. But other studies showed an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease was associated with the drink.
This latest study suggests that coffee actually has cardiovascular benefits and does not increase blood pressure. Results revealed those who drank between half a cup to three cups a day were 12 per cent less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers by the end of the study. They were also 17 per cent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 21 per cent less likely to have a stroke compared with non-coffee drinkers.
Those who drank over three cups a day were no more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, which has been a concern in previous studies. However, their mortality rate and likelihood of strokes or cardiovascular disease were similar to those who didn’t drink coffee. This suggested that three cups a day was the maximum amount people can consume to benefit their health.
Researchers did not detect any increase in high blood pressure rates among daily coffee drinkers, quelling fears that the drink triggers the condition.