Coffee is without a doubt one of the most controversial item’s on our daily menu, with plenty of debate surrounding whether it is good or bad for our health. This doesn’t slow many of us down, with coffee shops buzzing with workers before a long day and a mad rush around 3pm when people start to wilt.
For those who have become so frequent at the cafe down the road that their regular is ready upon arrival, you will be pleased to know that new evidence has come to light suggesting this brew might in fact be good for you.
A study published in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests tat coffee drinkers are better off than non-coffee drinkers when it comes to inflammation – a lading cause of diseases that are related to ageing.
In other words, your morning Joe may be the life of elixir you have been looking for.
“The more caffeine people consumed, the more protected they were against a chronic state of inflammation,” Furman told TIME.
The study was led by David Furman consulting associate professor at the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection at Stanford University. Furman and his team analysed blood samples from 100 individuals, both young and old, and found that the older participants tended to show more inflammation-related genes. They also found that those who had lower levels were regular caffeine drinkers.
Obviously this isn’t suggestion to set yourself up to an IV of coffee in the hope of living forever. However, we are simply suggesting that maybe you shouldn’t feel so guilty when you cradle your morning coffee.