Here’s some news for coffee drinkers that won’t keep them up at night. A couple of studies show that people who drink coffee live longer.

The first study is out of the University of Southern California where CBS News reports that drinking one cup of coffee a day -caffeinated or decaf- was associated with a 12 percent decrease in risk of death.

Wow, a double digit boost toward increased longevity.  Sounds like that deserves a second cup and it does! The link was even stronger for people who drank two to three cups a day; that group saw an 18 percent reduced risk of death.

Another study out of England showed coffee consumption was linked with a lower risk of death from all causes, but especially for circulatory and digestive diseases.

The researchers believe it's because coffee is full of antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties.  Whatever the reason I now take my coffee like i take my news - straight up and unfiltered!