Similar to food, oxygen, and water, coffee is necessary for human survival. Without it, millions of people would by lying motionless, sprawled across their desk at work every morning with no way to perk them up. Getting out of bed would just be pointless. And without coffee, Dunkin and Starbucks would be nothing but a memory.
So as you can see, we need coffee more than most things, but that doesn’t stop my friends from making fun of my borderline coffee addiction. Many people think too much coffee can be unhealthy, but a new study conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine proves that coffee is actually healthy.
Thank goodness, right?
Over a series of years, scientists examined more than 100 people. The university’s research showed that caffeine can actually fight against an “inflammatory process” connected to aging and cardiovascular disease.
You see, according to the study’s lead author David Fuhrman, 90% of noncommunicable diseases are linked to chronic inflammation. These diseases include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.
The study found that the blood of those who drink caffeine regularly had lower levels of the inflammatory protein than those who didn’t drink coffee.
This is sweet news for many of us due to the fact Americans drink 3.1 cups of coffee a day, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
So continue to happily sip your Stewart’s, Dunkin, Starbucks or wherever you enjoy for your daily pick-me-up because it’s not as bad as you may think.