Coffee lovers, it’s time to celebrate. Researchers have discovered that coffee makes us live longer lives.
Coffee helps us get through those tiring Mondays at work. They help parents face the frantic school run. Coffee helps wake us up on a Sunday morning, even if all we want to do is hide under our duvet.
Those of us who rely on a cup of joe to help us through the day will be thrilled to hear the latest information about the benefits coffee has on our life expectancy.
A study has found that people who drink at least four cups of coffee a day are destined to live longer.
Cardiologist Doctor Adela Navarro, who was the leader of this study, wanted to discover more about the caffeinated beverage, “Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world.”
The researchers studied 20,000 people in the Mediterranean who were coffee lovers. The team sat down with the participants and spoke to them about their health, coffee consumption and their lifestyle.
The average age amongst the group taking part was 37.
After their initial meeting, the experts told them they’d follow up on the participant's information for the next ten years.
337 participants died out of everyone who took part throughout the decade-long study.
The team found that the people who consumed four cups of coffee a day had a higher life expectancy than the people who favoured other beverages.
The people that were passionate about coffee were at a 64 percent lower risk of dying at an early age.
The researchers believe that coffee may help us more at an older age than it does during our more youthful years.
They found that people over the age of 45 gained stronger benefits from drinking coffee daily.
Those who drank two cups of coffee a day also reduced their likelihood of dying at an earlier age. They stated that the odds of these people were also strong with their risk of early death standing at 22 percent.
Cardiologist Doctor Adela believes coffee can improve a person’s health if they drink the advised amount.
She said, “Our findings suggest that drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.”
Drinking coffee has numerous benefits, these include boosting one’s mood due to an increase in dopamine production in the brain. Coffee also helps protect your heart and it’s good for your liver too.