Drinking three cups of coffee a day could help you live longer

While one of your new year’s resolutions may be to reduce your caffeine intake, coffee actually has some surprising health benefits.

According to a decade-long study, drinking up to three cups of coffee per day may help you live longer.

Regular coffee drinkers had a 12% lower mortality rate and were up to a fifth less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or a stroke, the study found.

However, if you want to reap the health benefits, experts say it’s time to ditch the instant coffee in favour of the real thing. Additionally, the research discovered that drinking more than three cups of coffee per day has no beneficial effect on your health.

Numerous studies have made contradictory claims about coffee’s potential to harm or benefit your health. It is mineral- and antioxidant-rich, which is frequently associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, dementia, and cancer.

However, other studies found that the drink was associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

According to the latest study, conducted by academics at Queen Mary University of London and Semmelweis University in Hungary, coffee may actually benefit the cardiovascular system and does not raise blood pressure.

Read more • nzherald.co.nz

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