This study has been making the rounds the last week or so. Apparently, we are all supposed to be drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day to live longer.
Well, I personally can't drink that much, but hey that's some good news for you all hardcore coffee drinkers.
You probably want to know more about this study, like who ran it, what for and was there a corp sponsor...;)
Here are the facts:
- Who put it together? - The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a non-governmental panel of experts.
- What do they do? - Every five years they review the latest scientific literature on nutrition and make recommendations about how Americans should eat.
- What's Next? - Their final report will inform the national food guidelines from the USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
They make some pretty, just darn crazy recommendations.
Things right out of left field like;
- eat less sugar,
- eat less processed foods and
- eat more fruits and veggies.
A very interesting conclusion they made is getting tons of attention, and that is,
"Coffee consumption was associated with reduced risk of total mortality (3-4% lower mortality with 1 cup/day), especially cardiovascular mortality." and "Consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to 5 cups/d or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased risk of major chronic disease..."
There is one bummer with this whole thing, though. If you add sugar or creamer, that's not so good for the body.
Yeah, yeah, life ain't worth livin' without a little added flavor. Am I right? Don't tell the boss I said that.
Drink up coffee lovers. Apparently, it's not just milk that does a body good.