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Health and Anti-Aging Benefits of Coffee

Updated on September 2, 2012
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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.

I digress.

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.


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    • Julie Fletcher profile image

      Julie Fletcher 5 years ago

      Thanks, all. Georgie and Ghost - you're silly. Thanks to those of you that voted up and to those that just stopped by to visit. Sometimes I can't keep up with comments :-)

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      Alex Longsword 5 years ago from Nicaragua

      I'm not a coffee lover but usually take 3 cups of coffee a week just during morning. I think you can take the best of coffee when it has been recently toasted and grounded.

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      JThomp42 5 years ago

      Coffee really is good for you. It has many antioxidants.

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      Trevor Basile 5 years ago from Rockaway, NJ

      Love coffee and now has great benefits lets up the intake everyone!

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      GH Price 5 years ago from Texas

      @Ghostwolfe: The Pentagon was misinformed. There is NOTHING radiation free about your coffee!

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      Ghostwolfe 5 years ago

      @Georgie, my coffee is the bomb in more ways then one. The Pentagon once called me and asked if I could bottle it up for them to test as a radiation free bomb.

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      GH Price 5 years ago from Texas

      I didn't know that coffee was so mean to free radicals. Maybe I should have some more often. Everybody was kung foo fighting!

      @Ghostwolfe: Your coffee doesn't wake you up. Your coffee dares you to go back to sleep.

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      Ghostwolfe 5 years ago

      As an avid coffee drinker and a lover of that which tastes good I think I probably drink about 25-30 cups a day out of a 40 cup pot we have. As for the coffee being strong I think you can understand that it does get you up and keeps you going all day. This is sometimes important as a strong cup of coffee has a lot of benefits and can make one feel good as well.

      I like the article looks really good and very informative.

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      Margaret Perrottet 5 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      I'm a HUGE lover of coffee. I fresh grind our coffee every morning, and just could not face a morning without my two cups. Good to know that I'm actually getting health benefits along with my morning treat. Voted up and interesting!

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      Dr Pooja 5 years ago

      I too love coffee and just can't resist the aroma of fresh brew.