Study Shows Alcohol And Coffee Can Increase Your Lifespan

Study Shows Alcohol And Coffee Can Increase Your Lifespan

There’s no doubt that coffee is one of the healthiest beverages that you can drink because it’s filled with wonderful antioxidants that have been proven to be beneficial for fighting the aging process as well as common diseases.

Thanks to a recent study, there’s more proof available that coffee (when consumed in moderation) on a daily basis will increase your life span. The study also shed light on the proof that alcohol also has been proven to increase the average life span of the individual consuming it as well.

One Of The Keys To A Longer Life

Coffee, when consumed in moderation, along with eating a healthy diet and exercising has been proven to be one of the keys to living a longer life.

The key word is “moderate,” of course. The study, called “The 90+ Study,” started in 2003 and examined “the oldest-old” age group – about 1,700 nonagenarians – to determine what is key to living to your 90th birthday and beyond.

The study has found, among other things, that people “who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained,” and that “people who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.”

“I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” Dr. Claudia Kawas, a key researcher for the study, recently said at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Austin, according to the Independent.

The research found that subjects who drank two glasses of beer or wine every day decreased their chances at a premature death by 18%, and those who drank two cups of coffee a day decreased their chances by 10%.

But don’t go planning your happy hours just yet – you should still exercise! This same research found regular exercise – as well as keeping busy with a regular hobby – is also key to living a longer life.

So there you have it. Next time someone gives you grief about another trip to the coffee stand or unwinding after work with that nice glass of beer, tell them you just want to live a long, beautiful life.

 

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