Is coffee good for your health?
A new study has shown coffee can reduce your risk of early death.
The reduction in risk is more significant once people reached the age of 45, suggesting that it may be even more beneficial to consume coffee as we get older.
These findings echo the recent results of another large observational study, which found that coffee drinkers appear to live longer, regardless of whether they consume regular or decaf coffee.
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Coffee has also been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, liver disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer’s and skin cancer too.
Coffee is loaded with a lot of antioxidants. Many are naturally occurring antioxidants found in the coffee bean, while others are created during the roasting process. It’s these compounds that science links with positive effects in reducing the risk of several diseases.
Some of the compounds commonly found in coffee have been related to better insulin sensitivity, liver function and reduced chronic inflammation.
However, for any pregnant woman and persons with heart conditions, should minimize their coffee intake as it may prove fatal to the foetus and health at large.
It is important to note that decaf coffee still contains caffeine so you may still want to consider your decaf coffee intake.