Coffee has often received mixed reactions when it comes to its daily consumption. Associated with the caffeine family, coffee on its heavy consumption has been much criticized for its adverse effects like insomnia, an increase in blood pressure, anxiety, nervousness, increased heart & breathing rate, upset stomach and even bone loss. Though, between all these criticisms, coffee proved to be loyal to its lovers and stood out as a tempting yet healthy beverage in a recent research. The study stated that moderate consumption of coffee can increase the life expectancy of a person and can even minimize the risk of death from heart and neurological diseases. Besides, as per few studies, this brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans even acts protective against some cancers and chronic diseases like gout, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson, and Alzheimer.
Be it filtered or unfiltered, coffee is consumed by many for the cause of bringing mental vigilance and removing fatigue, but lesser they know, it is not only the caffeine that actually makes that happen but something else too. There are antioxidants in coffee that help in this process and these antioxidants also assist in protecting cells from damage.
The below statements from a blog published by Harvard Health Publications shall add more facts to this topic.
"Scientists at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health looked at data from three ongoing studies involving almost 300,000 men and women for up to 30 years. The results of their research were recently published in the journal Circulation.
They found that moderate coffee consumption was actually associated with a lower risk of overall mortality, as well as a lower risk of death from heart and neurological diseases. Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee had a protective effect, suggesting that something other than caffeine is at play - perhaps those antioxidants. Heavier coffee drinking did not seem to further decrease the risk of death beyond that of moderate consumption, but it did not seem to increase the risk, either.
In the end, the researchers concluded, "Coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle." Great news for the millions of Americans who need only be "dying" for coffee in the most metaphorical sense and can happily live for it."
Thus, if you are about to reach your coffee machine for the first moderate cup of coffee, believe it, you will be experiencing a sip to a longer life.