The days are short and the nights long and dark this time of year. To compound the dreariness, we haven’t seen the sun for two weeks. In my part of the country it’s been continuously wet and cloudy, with lots of rain and dark grey clouds. It can be a struggle sometimes to keep one’s mood upbeat.
So to help lift our moods, in today’s blog I thought I’d share some fun facts and happy thoughts related to the world’s most awesome beverage.
Today’s Happy Thought
We’ve always known that coffee drinkers are generally much more interesting and intelligent people, especially when compared to tea drinkers. I think we can all agree that’s just a simple fact.
But there’s more! The really great news is that coffee drinkers also live longer!
It’s true. There is now scientific evidence that drinking coffee improves your chances for a longer life than the non-coffee drinking crowd. According to researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.
According to Peter Kistler, head researcher at the Institute, “moderate intake of ground, instant and caffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle…”
Amen brother! Your preaching to the choir now!
For today’s happy thought, have a look at the full CNN article: Coffee drinkers live longer!
But wait – there’s more. Not only do we live longer, but according to Healthline there are several other health benefits.
- Coffee boosts your energy.
- Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Supports brain health. (No surprise here. We’ve suspected all along that coffee drinkers are smarter.)
- Promotes weight management.
- Coffee is linked to lower rates of depression.
- Protects against liver conditions.
- Improves heart health.
- Lowers risk of death from cancer.
- Enhances athletic performance.
You can read the full article here: 9 evidence based unique health benefits of coffee.
Now go and have a great day!