Coffee, coffee, coffee — the ubiquitous lifeblood of work forces everywhere.
For decades conventional wisdom taught us that the caffeinated, brown, super fuel was harmful to human health. It was undeniably linked to increased blood pressure and heart disease, yet people still drank away, mainly because there was noother choice for America’s sleep-deprived society.
NEJM’s research found that coffee consumption was directly linked to a decreased risk of death, specifically from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and infections.
What’s more — the risk of death significantly decreased as the number of cups per day increased. The table below breaks down the decreased risk of death per cup of coffee, with the sweet spot landing somewhere between 2-6 cups/day.
While it’s unclear if caffeine is the major supernutrient present in coffee (coffee has over 1,000 compounds, many of which are extremely potent antioxidants) one thing is, your coffee habit is no longer an addition — it’s a healthy ritual.
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