I am definitely a coffee lover – most mornings find me double-fisting a protein shake and a half-caf Americano with a dash of coconut milk. (Unless of course I add my coffee to my smoothie like this recipe…)
If you’re a coffee fan too, then I’ve got great news for you! Recent research shows that drinking your daily cup of joe can help you live a longer, healthier life…
More coffee means a lower risk of death
In a newly published study, researchers tracked the coffee-drinking habits of over 20,000 people for a full decade.
They found that people who consumed at least four cups of coffee a day had a 64% lower risk of death than those who didn’t drink coffee at all.1
Not only that, drinking two additional cups of coffee was connected to a 30% lower risk of death for people over 45 years old!
Even more good news
The benefits of coffee don’t stop there! Scientific studies prove that coffee is good for you in many ways, from burning fat to protecting your brain health.
Just be sure to get high-quality coffee beans that are free from mycotoxins, and don’t add sugar or artificial sweeteners to your cup. You don’t want to undo the numerous advantages of coffee by drinking toxic java!
Read on to learn more about 4 impressive ways coffee helps you…
Coffee helps you burn fat
If you’re looking to shed excess pounds, coffee is an amazing ally. Multiple studies show that coffee promotes fat loss by increasing your metabolic rate and activating hormones that break down stored body fat.2-4
For the ultimate metabolism-boosting drink, try this yummy Energizing Pre-Workout Coffee recipe with the added power of MCTs and protein to kickstart your body into fat-burning mode.
Coffee reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes
Coffee beans are packed with amazing compounds that have been proven to increase insulin sensitivity and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.5-6
Among these is chlorogenic acid, a super antioxidant that’s been found to protect pancreatic beta cells. Since beta cells are responsible for the storage and release of insulin in your body, taking good care of them is critical when it comes to preventing type 2 diabetes!
Coffee protects your brain health
We all know a mug of coffee can temporarily perk us up in the morning, but coffee’s effects on the brain actually go much deeper than that.
Both regular and decaf coffee have been proven to support brain health by protecting neurons in your brain and slowing age-related cognitive decline.7-9 In fact, studies show that drinking at least 3 cups of coffee a day can help reduce your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 65%!10
Coffee lowers your risk of stroke
As if all that wasn’t enough, research proves that antioxidants in coffee can also help prevent dangerous risk factors for stroke like inflammation and hardening of the arteries.11
Plus, studies show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from heart disease and a variety of other causes.12,13 More proof that your morning coffee might just be a lifesaver! (In more ways than one…)
One more important note: most of coffee’s health benefits have nothing to do with its caffeine content. That means you can drink decaf and still get all the good stuff listed above. (That’s key, since caffeine after lunchtime can interfere with sleep.)
Coffee is a powerful brew that’s great for your health in many ways. Whether you grab an espresso at your local café or enjoy a mug of Vanilla Coconut Affogato at home, know you’re taking a step toward a longer, more vibrant life!
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