The world is in the midst of a coffee revolution, a shift that is bringing a wealth of health benefits to coffee drinkers.
A new study from the University of California, Berkeley found that caffeinated coffee was more than twice as effective in preventing cancer, diabetes and heart disease as non-coffee coffee.
The study found that coffee drinkers who drank caffeinated beverages at least three cups a day were 20 percent less likely to die from the common chronic diseases.
Drinking coffee increases the amount of carbon dioxide in your blood, which helps to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension and other heart disease risks.
Coffee is also a great source of antioxidants, which protect against the effects of free radicals and may help to protect against age-related macular degeneration.
While coffee drinkers are not the only ones benefiting from the coffee industry, the researchers said that the benefits could extend to people of all ages, with coffee drinkers having the lowest risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This is the first study to compare the health benefits of coffee with those of regular coffee, a beverage often touted as healthier than tea.
“The results show that caffeinating coffee can help prevent many diseases, and this study is one of the first to explore the benefits of caffeinated caffeine on humans,” said lead researcher Dr. James McLean.
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