Could drinking coffee benefit your health? According to two different research studies, the answer appears to be yes. This is good news for those who may not want to give up their morning cup of joe in exchange for a kale smoothie. Not only does coffee make you more alert, but drinking coffee can also help you live longer.
The first research study took place in Europe. The International Agency for Research on Cancer and Imperial College London studied just over a half million people, white and non-white. All participants were healthy, all over the age of 35, from 10 European Union countries. The study participants had a wide range of physical abilities and education.
According to the BBC, the researchers determined that “drinking more coffee” has been linked to a lower risk of death, “particularly for heart diseases and diseases of the gut.”