In recent years the good old cup of coffee has seen a resurgence of popularity. This is not news to most westerners because coffee shops and cafés have been springing up all over the country, towns and suburbs for some years now. But the real news in this story isn’t the fact that we have all fallen in love with the caffeine, it’s that fact that a recent study has found that older folks who drink coffee (even decaf) have a lower risk of death than those who don’t!
Aside from water, coffee is perhaps the next most consumed beverage in the world with 2.25 billion cups gulped down everyday. But due to its caffeine content, the power-perker is mistaken for a bad friend, despite coffee being a rich source of antioxidants and bioactive compounds. Coffee has also been linked to lowering depression and altering estrogen levels among women too. (more…)