So you need daily doze of coffee to kickstart your day. Now other than waking you up , your cup of coffee may also help you live a longer life.
Researchers found that daily coffee drinkers were up to 18 percent less likely to die over the next 10 to 16 years, versus non-drinkers. This finding came after a survey of 700,000 middle aged and old people.
Based on previous findings lot of other health benefits have been directly and indirectly tied to coffee. Coffee has been linked to lower the risk of various diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, to liver cancer, to neurological diseases like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
In another similar study it was discovered that people who drank about three cups of coffee (23 to 29 ounces) per day were 7 percent to 12 percent less likely to die over the next 16 years, compared with non-drinkers. And they had a 40 percent to 59 percent lower risk of dying from digestive disorders, such as liver disease.
That being said, drinking excessive amounts of coffee has many health downsides as well for example drinking more than 400 milligrams of caffeine a day — equivalent to four to five cups of coffee — can cause symptoms such as dizziness and a spike in heart rate. Also adding cream and sugar increases calories and unhealthy fats.
We still don’t have clear answers as to what causes increase in life by drinking coffee, but experts suggest it is due to presence of certain anti oxidants in java beans.
So you have no reason to worry if you consume moderate quantity of coffee in your daily life and also if not a coffee drinker, then you might consider adding it to your lifestyle.