Stop with the man-diets already, coffee is good for you.
Every now and then my husband goes on a “man-diet”, which is a term I’ve coined meaning a restriction that has absolutely no reasonable goal except the very last event, namely breaking the diet and thus having an awesome moment of relapse.
His favorite man-diet is the coffee man-diet. He’ll suddenly decide that his two espressos in the morning and two more during the day is too much and he “needs to cut down”. He’ll make it one coffee in the morning and one in the afternoon, and he’ll stare wistfully at my second (or third) morning espresso, complain vaguely of headaches, and generally be a space cadet (by which I mean more than usual).
This will go on for about 5 days or so, until one morning where he’ll wake up in an addict’s rage and rebelliously suck down two coffees whilst raving about the magical properties of caffeine.
This happens about once a year. Every time it happens I remind him that coffee is actually good for you and there’s no reason to try to break an addiction that’s doing you good- we don’t try to go off oxygen, do we?
Well here’s more evidence of that. And in case you’re wondering, yes I do ignore all negative evidence of any one of my theories, but in this case I’m pretty sure the evidence I collect on my side is quite a bit stronger than the stuff I ignore. From the Bloomberg article:
The study found that men who drank 2 to 3 cups a day had a 14 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease, 17 percent lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, 16 percent decreased chance of dying from stroke and a 25 percent lower risk of dying from diabetes than those who drank no coffee.
Women who consumed 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day had a 15 percent lower chance of dying from heart disease, 21 percent lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, 7 percent decreased chance of dying from stroke and a 23 percent lower risk of dying from diabetes.