Coffee is Good

I love coffee. Black. No cream, no sugar. It's my favorite drink. A Starbucks Americano (just espresso and hot water) is probably my favorite, but coming in a close second is the coffee I make in my french press at home. After that, gimme some of that Dunkin Donuts coffee and I consider myself very blessed. And now I find out that drinking coffee is good for my brain! I saw in the Men's Health e-newsletter (I am not fit enough or cool enough to read the actual magazine) that those ubersmart euro-scientists are finding a link between coffee consumption and brain health.

Those Danish and Swedish researchers have found that people who drank three to five cups of coffee daily were 65 percent less likely to have developed dementia, compared with those who drank two cups or less.

Earlier studies have linked coffee to a variety of health perks that may contribute to this latest finding. Coffee drinkers have shown a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, less plaque formation in the brain, and reduced vascular risk—all three of these effects could contribute to lowering Alzheimer’s risk.

Right on! To celebrate this good news I am drinking more coffee today and posting a related educational video.

Drinking Black Coffee from joe thorn on Vimeo.