Foods That Help You Live Longer


Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America, likely because it helps us stay energized and attentive. Now, a growing body of evidence has begun to highlight multiple health benefits associated with drinking coffee. Research has shown coffee to be the greatest contributor of antioxidants in a standard western diet. Dietary antioxidants help the body fight cellular damage caused by oxidative stress, which plays a role in the development of chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis and cancer. Further, a 2012 study discovered a link between coffee consumption and a reduced risk of total and disease-specific death rates.

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April 16, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014