I've often discussed how some of the foods and drinks we enjoy are often unfairly stigmatised as being bad for us. I've pointed to studies showing that overly restricting salt consumption can be bad for you. That chocolate, eggs and alcohol, in moderation, are good for you. And the same is true for coffee.
Now two more studies find unexpected health benefits from guilty pleasures. As I like to say, Sometimes you can enjoy your vices!
1. Actions of green tea and red wine compounds may slow neurodegeneration: Study
Turns out that green tea and red wine both help prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
2. Coffee Drinkers Are More Likely To Live Longer. Decaf May Do The Trick, Too
I've written about natural compounds that can help people avoid the diabetes epidemic, including a new herbal called hintonia. Marketed under the brand Sucontral D™, hintonia helps control blood sugar levels and overcome insulin resistance (I discuss this at length in my newest book "Diabetes Is Optional"). Now a new study shows that drinking coffee is also associated with a lower risk of diabetes, and a 12% lower risk of dying.