Report Finds Coffee Good For You, Could Lengthen Life

Let’s get caffeinated.

By Becca Miller
July 12, 2018

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We’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth, and chances are you’ve already taken at least a sip from it today.

A recent UK study found that not only is coffee good for you, chances are it could elongate your life.

The study surveyed half a million adults in Britain, collecting data about coffee-drinking habits and overall health. After following up with the subjects 10 years later, numbers suggested that those adults who consumed coffee regularly had a lower risk of death than those who didn’t have their daily cup of joe.

Furthermore, good news for all you Frappucino fans out there. The research showed that it’s not just black coffee that benefits your health. Nearly all types of coffee in any amount are linked to the reduced inflammation and improved insulin use leading to longer, healthier lives.

The great news gives us an excuse to partake all the Starbucks we want.

Truthfully, it’s hard to know what’s actually good for us, what with all of these conflicting studies and health reports. Only last year was it confirmed that 4 cups of coffee per day is a healthy max, and surpassing this may cause elevated blood pressure and other heart-related issues.

However, the new study announced that even up to 8 cups a day could benefit your health.

So, whether you like french press or pour over, lattes or cappuccinos, dark roast or light, why not drink it all? The more we drink, the younger we get, right?

Well maybe not quite, but here’s hoping that the next study announces that everyone’s favorite drink stops aging all together.

For now though, it’s never been easier to justify your iced coffee addiction.

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About Becca Miller

Becca Miller is the Editorial Intern at Genius Kitchen. When she isn't writing or reading about food, she can be found practicing to perfect soft scrambled eggs, moist chocolate cake or anything fried.