The American College of Cardiology brings coffee lovers more happiness
In the past we shared 10 Ways Coffee Can Benefit You, which included a 2012 study showing that coffee may protect against heart disease. Now the The American College of Cardiology released a March 2022 report detailing that drinking two to three cups a day lowered risk of heart disease and increased life longevity.
Researchers studied data collected from over half a million people over a 10-year period and found that coffee consumption in moderation can be beneficial to the heart along with having other healthful properties.
Of course, too much java isn’t good for you either. Despite the benefits, the senior author of the study said people should likely avoid increasing coffee intake over the most beneficial two to three cups daily.
Researchers found that two to three cups of either instant or ground coffee were linked to a lowered risk of blocked arteries, heart failure, stroke, and arrhythmias. Regarding cardiovascular benefits, the study found that caffeinated coffee was preferred over decaf.
Many people can’t start their day without their hot cup of coffee. Aside from waking you up in the morning, the caffeine found in coffee can boost your metabolism, improve gut health, and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some cancers.
Be sure to check with your doctor if drinking coffee is appropriate for you.