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According to current research, America is home to over 150 million coffee drinkers, who average 3.1 cups per day. That means that in America over 465 million cups of coffee are consumed per day. That sounds like a lot. The question is, is it good for us? Is coffee healthy, or is it killing us? You’ll probably be happy to know that research shows coffee actually helps people live longer.
According to research reported on Gizmodo.com this morning, coffee has been shown to increase life expectancy from all causes of death (heart disease, diabetes, infections, etc).
Ok, How Much Coffee?
According to the research, life expectancy increases as you drink more coffee, up to 6 cups per day. This means that if you are in the group that drinks 4-6 cups per day, you’re likely to live longer than those who drink less than you.
The truth is we don’t know. It’s just something that we’ve seen in research. There are many theories about why, but at this point no one knows for sure.
Anything Else I Should Know?
Yes, to make sure that you’re as healthy as possible, I have two recommendations about your coffee consumption.
1. Coffee MUST be organic. Coffee tends to be one of the most processed and sprayed crops there is. Additionally, decaf coffee (which I don’t see the point to begin with) is even worse since they often use chemicals to remove the caffeine.
2. Stop drinking all coffee by 3pm. If you want to be healthy, you need to sleep. Stop drinking caffeine early enough that you can still get a good night’s sleep.
There’s a lot of buzz going on right now about a 60 Minutes presentation on sugar. To give you this simple version: Sugar is bad. It’s making you fat; it’s giving you pain; it’s giving you diabetes; it’s giving you heart disease; it will kill you if you don’t get it under control. My dad died 2 years ago from a heart attack at the age of 50. He had diabetes, gout, hypertension, and was pretty much walking proof that what Dr. Lustig says is true. Don’t let that happen to you. Your health is important.
Below are two versions, a short version for those who don’t want to devote 90 minutes, and the full version. Learn the truth, and live differently.
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