Coffee drinkers know that the beverage can help you get through the day. It's the perfect way to start the day, a great mid-day pick-me-up, and a treat after dinner. But a recent study shows that coffee does more than get you through the day. It can also get you through life without having to deal with some major illnesses. One of the best advantages of coffee is its ability to help you live longer.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology followed over 90,000 people over a period of about 10 years. At the end of that decade, 8,700 of the participants had died. After accounting for known poor health decisions, such as smoking, they found that coffee drinkers were less likely to have died.

The risk of death was lowest in participants who drank four to five cups each day, and surprisingly, decaf varieties provided the same benefits. They found that those who regularly drink coffee had a lower chance of having heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, pneumonia, influenza, and depression.

Since these are some of the major health issues that lead to death, researchers conclude that there is a strong correlation between the two. The only other big health issue not accounted for in this study is cancer, but in other studies, coffee has shown to reduce mortality risk for some types of cancer.

If you're a coffee lover, this is good news. In the past, some people have doubted the benefits of brewing up a pot of joe, but this study suggests that it can have long-lasting positive effects.

So if you're going to drink coffee, choose the best. Green Dragon Roasters is committed to using the highest quality beans from around the world, and small batch brewing assures freshness. To find out how to get the best coffee delivered right to your door, contact us.

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