Why Greek coffee holds the key to longevity

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If you want to live a long and healthy life, Greek coffee might be the answer, as scientists say it can help you stay young!

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Nowadays, the life expectancy of humans has increased significantly. However, there are, of course, some people who have lived a lot longer than others, and many of them reside on the island of Ikaria.

Many scientists have made their way to Ikaria in search of answers as to why locals here live longer.

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner and his team declared Ikaria as one of only 6 Blue Zones worldwide.

A Blue Zone is defined as a place where the environment is conducive to old age, and in Ikaria, it was found that residents here are several times more likely to reach the age of 90+ than normal.

On Ikaria, instances of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are significantly lower, and dementia is rare.

Some of the most important findings of studies conducted here have to do with Greek coffee, which is consumed by locals every day.

Greek coffee is not only seen as a huge part of Greek culture but is now viewed as a good drink for our health.

Extensive research on Greek coffee has revealed the presence of strong and powerful antioxidant ingredients that are linked to good heart function, type II diabetes protection and much more.

The study of Ikaria examined residents aged 55 to 100 years of age and investigated the relationship between coffee consumption and its impact on the health levels of the elderly residents of the island. The results showed that over 87% of participants consumed Greek coffee daily and had the best arterial health, with their arteries behaving like much younger people's.

Researchers assume that certain ingredients in Greek coffee, such as the antioxidants mentioned above, will likely improve arterial function, increasing the body's ability to absorb nitric oxide. Even for those who suffer from high blood pressure, coffee consumption proved to have a better outcome on their endothelial function.

Researchers concluded that Greek coffee, with its rich polyphenols and antioxidant content, seems to have a wide variety of benefits for good health, giving us more reason to grab that bike!

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