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Can Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer?

An article in the January 30, 2017 edition of Time magazine asks (and answers) the question:  Is coffee the latest antidote to aging?   Author Alice Park notes that "There's growing evidence that a daily jolt of java may be a healthy habit, thanks to its ability to keep heart vessels clear and lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, as well as its cancer-fighting antioxidants."  She goes on to state that coffee also appears to help combat aging. The study she cites focused on the cells of coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers.  It found that older people who consumed more caffeine tended to have lower levels of inflammation--the culprit behind a number of chronic diseases associated with aging, including...

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How to Brew A Perfect Cup

  The Right Beans The perfect cup of coffee starts with the beans.  They should be fresh-roasted, ground perfectly, and stored for maximum freshness and flavor.  There is no right or wrong in terms of the roast or the strength of the coffee you make.  But having the best beans--in our opinion, those from Kona, Hawai'i--ensures the best coffee. Equipment You do not have to spend a fortune to have equipment that complements the outstanding coffee beans you've chosen.  Whether you choose to use a French press, a drip coffee maker, or a fancy Italian machine, the most important thing is that the equipment is cleaned after each use.  Coffee oil can build on equipment, making your coffee taste bitter...

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