- Aging & Longevity
Health and Anti-Aging Benefits of Coffee
I love coffee. It's no secret, at least to those that know me. I could drink a metric ton of it...and probably do in a year. At least, I did, until my husband took over the coffee-making in this house. Oh my lord, I have a pet name for his coffee. I'm probably not allow to share it here, but it's easy to decipher – Atomic Insert 3 Letter Word For Donkey Here.
Yeah. It's that strong. His coffee slaps you out of bed and makes you call it Daddy. No kidding, I think the smell alone has the 3 year old growing chest hair.
Unless you're drinking my husband's coffee, you can reap a ton of health and anti-aging benefits. Like tea, coffee has anti-oxidants. These little guys race through your body taking free radicals out like little ninjas. It's true, I saw it on a documentary. All anti-oxidants were training in the ancient art of free radical assassination by some sword wielding samurai back in the day. It wasn't in my 'hood, but where I grew up wasn't really a 'hood. More like Itty Bitty Town, BFE, America.
Anti-oxidants in coffee are the ninja of ninjas when it comes to whopping free radical behind. Tea anti-oxidants get all mad at the coffee ones who are in turn staring at free radicals all like, “I wish a M.F.'er would!” - but then they proceed to whip them, even if the free radicals won't. It's kind of sad for the free radicals who were minding their own business doing their thing.
Their thing happens to be “messing up your life span”, so I guess it isn't all that sad if you think about it.
Coffee really is a powerhouse and some people call it a super-food. I find that kind of odd, since coffee isn't a food, it's a drink, but whatever trips your trigger. Either way, if you drink coffee during the day or at least once a day, you can reap many benefits. The anti-oxidants will beat up on those free radicals from the environment, smoking, and that greasy fried food. Drinking a cup of java doesn't give you a free ticket to eating junk or smoking 5 packs a day. It just helps repair some of the damage.
There's been some talk that women who drink coffee, at least 3 cups a day, can see a lowered risk of heart disease, stroke, and even some forms of cancer. (However, it won't help you against Todd Akin, you'll need your Batmaneusque va....nevermind.)
In a nutshell, you can live a longer, better life if you drink coffee. Here's a rundown of some benefits:
Better cognitive ability
Cancer fighting/preventing properties
Free radical busters
Ninjas(may or may not be true)
Enjoy your day, I'm off to employ some ninjas. I like mine with cream and sugar.