Coffee - Miracle Juice
on Jul 11, 2017
"I don't know how I'd manage without coffee."
We've all said it.
Whether you knock back an Extreme Bean Focus Fuel espresso at the crack of dawn or wait for that 10am Endurance latte, coffee if often referred to as a lifesaver.
"We found that higher coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, and specifically for circulatory diseases, and digestive diseases,"
Well, there science behind it too. We've known benefits of coffee for quite a while now, but this latest study is the largest to date.
Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Southern California ran the study and said (in a nutshell) coffee contains antioxidants and health boosting compounds which combat insulin resistance, lower inflammation and improve liver function.
The study followed over 40,000 people over 16 years and found that the group with the highest consumption of coffee had a lower risk for all-causes of death, compared to those who did not drink coffee.
Blokes who drank at least two and a half cups a day reduced their risk by 12 per cent and women by 7 per cent.
It also reduced the risk of dying from digestive diseases by 51 per cent for men, and 40 per cent for women, and lowered the risk of death from circulatory disease for women by 22 per cent.
In a sub-set of 14,000 people, the team also analysed metabolic biomarkers, and found that coffee drinkers have healthier livers overall and better glucose control than non-coffee drinkers.
Not bad for something that tastes so delicious, and makes me want to lift heavy object repeatedly.