Here’s more good news for us coffee lovers! In a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that coffee in the morning or any day could lower risk of early death. And it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re drinking caffeinated.
Even if your body metabolizes caffeine slowly, you can still benefit from it. Consumption of coffee every day is also related to a lower risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Is it the Caffeine?
The research didn’t prove that coffee, per se, promotes longevity. Thus, researchers are looking into the health benefits of coffee bean. Coffee beans are loaded with various nutrients and phytochemicals. These would include lignins and quinides, as well as magnesium. Other compounds of coffee beans could lower insulin resistance and inflammation.
Drinking coffee in the morning could be a ritual for many people. For most people, having fresh coffee as a habit is fine. It could even help in fighting depression and reading risk of stroke.
How Much is Too Much?
Excess coffee could be over 28 cups a week if you are under 55. Then, again, you need to listen to your body. Too much caffeine could cause nervousness and difficulty sleeping.
The study didn’t say if the longevity effect is only true to black coffee. However, it’s still good to know that drinking coffee in the morning has some positive effects. Then again, it shouldn’t be a reason for you to go to Starbucks every day. Keep in mind that making your own coffee will help you save a lot yearly.
I love Starbucks’, Krispy Kreme’s and Coffee Bean’s coffee options. But they’re too expensive. Even though Krispy Kreme’s coffee is the cheapest, the cost will still add up.
That’s why financial experts recommend making your coffee at home. Even if you purchase a high-end coffee machine at home, you can still save a lot of money, instead of purchasing it at a coffee shop. That means, if I invest in a portable espresso machine, like Wacaco Nanopress, I could save a lot, right?
As for the longevity association, it’s still better to not pair it with smoking. According to several studies, people who consumed coffee were also likely to smoke tobacco. Now, when these two habits were separated giving people a completely different picture, coffee became beneficial.