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Coffee: An Anti-Aging Supetfood.

Introduction

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Studies continue to accumulate, proving that brewed coffee is one of the richest food sources of antioxidants. The phytochemicals and polyphenols in coffee have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-cancer effects. Coffee has the ability to reduce vascular, digestive and kidney disease, cancer risks, and diabetes/obesity, as well as preserve cognition; thereby increasing longevity and deeming it an anti-aging superfood.

Coffee contains over 1,000 different natural compounds that positively affect cells. One coffee compound in particular, chlorogenic acid, may help reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, and provides a multitude of the benefits. The caffeine in coffee also has positive benefits, improving alertness, concentration and energy, and may also protect against Parkinson's and dementia.

Coffee and Longevity

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AARP Diet and Health Study, a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that drinking coffee may add years to your life. (1) The study indicated that caffeinated and decaf coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections.

Dr. Neal Freedman, with the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the NIH National Cancer Institute, explained his study is among the most comprehensive to date on the health benefits of coffee. "Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in America, but the association between coffee consumption and risk of death has been unclear. We found coffee consumption to be associated with lower risk of death overall, and of death from a number of different causes," said Freedman. (2)

Researchers tracked half a million men and women, ages 50 to 71 - all members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) - for about 12 years. Freedman and his colleagues examined questionnaires filled out by the AARP members in 1995-1996, which detailed their coffee drinking habits, and then tracked the participants until the date they died or December 31, 2008, whichever occurred first.

The results showed a clear association between coffee and longevity, and also that indicated people who drank the most coffee tended to have the greatest health benefits. This was similar for men and women and tended to get stronger as participants drank more coffee.

A National Cancer Institute and University of Southern California study, "Association of Coffee Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Nonwhite Populations," examined coffee-drinking habits among more than 180,000 whites, African-Americans, Latinos, Japanese-Americans and native Hawaiians. The study, established between 1993 and 1996, followed participants for an average of 16 years. (3) Coffee consumption had been associated with reduced risk for death in prospective studies; however, data for nonwhites were sparse.

The study found those drinking one cup of coffee daily had a 12 percent lower risk of death from various cases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease. For those drinking three cups of coffee a day, the risk reduction rose to 18 percent. The researchers concluded that higher consumption of coffee was associated with lower risk for death in African Americans, Japanese Americans, Latinos, and whites.

The Imperial College London and International Agency for Research on Cancer study, "Coffee Drinking and Mortality in 10 European Countries: A Multinational Cohort Study," examined the coffee-drinking of more than 520,000 adults from 10 European countries. (4) In previous studies, the great majority of those examined were white, meaning that environmental and lifestyle differences among ethnicities could have confounded the results. The researchers wanted to study the relationship between coffee consumption and mortality in diverse European populations.

The study concluded the benefits of coffee occur regardless of the ethnicity studied. It also found a lower death risk from various health conditions, including digestive, circulatory, and liver disease.

The One Coffee Doctors Recommend--Purity

Organic, premium Purity coffee is the only coffee company in the world focused on maximizing health benefits. It is the coffee doctors and their patients choose because they want to improve their health, performance, and longevity. Purity intentionally grows, farms, transports, and roasts their coffee to maximize healthy antioxidants and minimize harmful chemicals.

In three independent laboratory studies, 49 leading coffee brands were tested. In each one, Purity coffee ranked superior to all the other brands. Purity was shown to be free of contaminants and highest in antioxidants. (5)

* Purity coffee is organic (pesticide free).

* It contains zero contaminants; it is tested at every step to ensure there are no molds, toxins, or mycotoxins.

* It is roasted for health. Purity uses a proprietary roasting method that roasts the beans just enough to reduce harmful chemicals, like acrylamide, and prevents over roasting, which risks the development of harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This sweet spot, which produces the healthiest beans, is around a medium roast. Light and dark roasts are unhealthy.

* Purity coffee is antioxidant rich. It has up to 10X the antioxidants of other leading brands.

* Due to the quality of Purity coffee, the taste is exceptional. Purity coffee drinkers note hints of cocoa, nuts, and citrus.

Once you have tried freshly roasted Purity coffee, you will notice the difference, not only in how it tastes, but how it makes you feel. Most customers report feeling a sustained, clean energy, without the jitters and upset stomach that can come from ingesting typical commercial coffees.

Supplements for Anti-Aging to Take with Coffee

Supplements that can aid in anti-aging are Level 1 Therapeutics Essential Fatty Acids, Essential Amino Acids, and Jigsaw CoQ10 with SRT.

Level 1 Therapeutics Essential Fatty Acids is a patented essential fatty acid blend supplement that is organic, plant based, non-GMO, and sustainable. It contains flax oil, pumpkin oil, sunflower oil, evening primrose oil, and coconut oil. Level 1 Therapeutics Essential Fatty Acids supplement

* Readily absorbs oxygen and helps transport it to cells;

* Aids all major functions of the body, including physical development, immunity, and brain function;

* Reduces inflammation affiliated with chronic disease; and

* Has been shown to decrease wound-healing time.

Linoleic and alpha linolenic fatty acids, found in Level 1 Therapeutics Essential Fatty Acids, are the building blocks for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They are considered essential fatty acids, as they must be ingested as food, since the body cannot produce them. They are the "parent" omega-3 and omega-6 oils. You can get essential oils from food, namely fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and their oils, and also from supplements.

Fish oil has few critical "parents"; it mainly has "derivatives." Even though fish oils are a popular omega-3 supplement option, studies have shown they are actually highly unstable molecules that tend to decompose and unleash dangerous free radicals. (6)

Level 1 Therapeutics Essential Amino Acids. Much of the human body is made of proteins (muscles, bones, skin, hair, nails, organs, etc). These proteins consist of 22 amino acids, of which 14 of the amino acids are manufactured by the body. The other 8 are called "essentials" and can only be obtained through nutrition or supplements. Food sources supply amino acids in ratios, which are not in balance with what we need. Essential Amino Acids provides the exact proportions needed for maximum utilization by the body, with virtually no waste.

Jigsaw CoQ10 with SRT. The mitochondrial theory of aging suggests that damage to mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA contributes to the aging process in humans. Oxidative damage is perhaps the biggest contributor to mitochondria damage, causing an imbalance between free radicals and your body's ability to neutralize their damaging effects through antioxidant support. CoQ10 is one of the body's strongest defenses against this damage.

CoQ10 is an antioxidant naturally produced by the body, which powerfully safeguards the mitochondria by protecting cells from oxidative damage and neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals. CoQ10 levels naturally decline as you age. It has been clinically shown that the supplement Jigsaw CoQ10 with SRT provides superior bioavailability and enhanced absorption.

Conclusion

Studies have found an inverse association between coffee drinking and the risk of death overall, as well as with a number of different health risks. It has been indicated that the more coffee people consume, whether caffeinated or decaf, the less likely they are to die from cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory, digestive, and kidney disease, as well as injuries, accidents, and infections. This has been proven to be true regardless of gender or ethnicity.

One coffee that has been shown to be the purest on the market is Purity coffee. It is the only coffee that is toxin free and contains the highest antioxidant levels, making it the healthiest coffee in the world.

References

(1.) Freedman N, et. al. The association of coffee drinking with total and cause-specific mortality, NEJM. May 17, 2012; 366 (20): 1891-1904.

(2.) National Cancer Institute. NIH study finds that coffee drinkers have lower risk of death. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/press-releases/2012/CoffeeProtectiveDCEG. Accessed August 12, 2018.

(3.) Park S, et. al. Association of coffee consumption with total and cause-specific mortality among nonwhite populations. Annals of Internal Medicine. August 15, 2017.

(4.) Gunter M, et. al. Coffee drinking and mortality in 10 European countries: A multinational cohort study. Annals of Internal Medicine. August 15, 2017.

(5.) Purity Coffee independent laboratory results. Purity Coffee (online). Available at: https://puritycoffee.com/lab-results/. Accessed August 20, 2018.

(6.) Peskin B. Warning: fish oil contains no true EFAs--physicians may be unknowingly prescribing the wrong substance to patients causing great harm--PEOs solve this problem. Available at: https://brianpeskin.com/publications/. Accessed on July 22, 2018.

by Steven M. Helschien, DC

Dr. Steven Helschien (a.k.a. Dr. Coffee) is a coffee aficionado and believes that coffee is a powerhouse superfood. He is the founder of Level 1 Diagnostics (a cardiovascular testing program that uses advanced, noninvasive technology to detect and prevent cardiovascular disease), and Level 1 Therapeutics (a health and wellness program dedicated to supporting optimal health). Dr. Helschien is passionate about progressive health issues and encouraging people toward greater health and wellbeing.
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