Coffee drinking has been linked to better workouts, improved memory, and less pain.
As a longtime coffee lover, I am always happy to read new studies confirming my notion that this brew is good for you. I nod to myself with smug satisfaction that the coffee naysayers were wrong all along! How can a drink that makes you feel so good be bad?
Cases in point: A review study published in Circulation this past November showed that people who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may be less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t drink or drink less coffee. In the study, both regular and decaf drinkers had a lower risk of death from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, neurological diseases, and even suicide.
A few years prior to the release of this news, in 2012, Cancer Research published a study that found a lower incidence of skin cancer in those who imbibed caffeinated brews. Other research demonstrates colon and oral cancers are less likely in coffee drinkers. And coffee drinking has been linked to better workouts, improved memory, and less pain.
Most recently, a 2016 study in S cience that analyzed stool samples of 1,135 people found that coffee contributed positively to microbial diversity in the gut. (Also shown to contribute positively to good gut bugs were tea, wine, and yogurt.)
Read more about coffee benefits, along with brewing tips and fun facts about coffee, in “Coffee Buzz” by contributing editor Vera Tweed on p. 60. Here’s to your health! Ann Nix EDITOR [email protected]media.com