7 Anti-Aging Properties of Coffee

7 Anti-Aging Properties of Coffee

Who wants to turn back the hands of time (or at least keep them at bay) AND enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee? You can have the best of both worlds! If you are not drinking coffee, now may be the time to start.

I am all in for extending quality and length of life and research shows that coffee may help you do this.

The benefits of drinking coffee are not simply aesthetic although this is a great reason to consume it!  Read on here to discover 5 Surprising Ways Coffee Is Good for Your Skin.

Here we reveal how coffee can extend and improve your life:

7 Anti-Aging Properties of Coffee

  1. Caffeine -  Caffeine protects against the diseases of aging which are, quite simply, diseases of inflammation. Caffeine further lowers inflammation. It also reduces insulin signaling, causing people to eat less, both of which are important for a longer healthier life. Additionally, caffeine sends signals to the fat cells telling them to break down fat.
  2. Antioxidants - Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee contain antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid (CGA), cafestol, trigonelline, and kahweol that are thought to have significant potential as antioxidants and free radical scavengers. Antioxidants and anti-aging go hand in hand since  free radicals wreak havoc on our cells and cause premature aging both internally and externally.
  3. Chemicals in coffee may inhibit cognitive decline.Coffee "does seem to have some correlation to a decreased risk of both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's diseases," said Donald Weaver, co-director of the Krembil Brain Institute at the University of Toronto. Chemicals created during the roasting process called phenylindanes prevent the build up of two toxic proteins in the brain., These proteins, tau and beta-amyloid are both linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
  4. Lowers all cause mortality - I would say this is anti-aging for sure! Moderate coffee intake is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, this is especially true for women.
  5. Telomeres - Telomere length is a reliable marker of healthy aging.  Shorter telomeres negatively affect the health and lifespan of an individual. As good fortune would have it, higher coffee consumption is linked with longer telomere length.
  6. Microbiome - Coffee is rich in polyphenols. "Polyphenols are able to express prebiotic properties and exert antimicrobial activities against pathogenic gut microflora." Healthy gut bacteria helps to balance blood sugar and control systemic inflammation and autoimmune conditions leading to longer and healthier lives.
  7. MTor - MTor inhibitors have been shown to prolong lifespan, and coffee has been shown to decrease MTor levels thereby influencing aging. 

Will coffee be considered the Holy Grail of anti-aging? Perhaps it will, and for now we can drink comfortably knowing we are taking steps to age healthfully.  Just make sure your coffee is organic and mold and toxin free. Try Cardiology Coffee and turn the clock back!

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