Coffee and Nutrition!

If you haven’t heard recently, coffee can now help you live longer!  Yes, that cup of joe you once thought it was a near obsession is now something that can combat conditions like: heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections.

Neal Freedman, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, and his colleagues examined the association between coffee drinking and risk of death in 400,000 U.S. men and women ages 50 to 71 who participated in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Information about coffee intake was collected once by questionnaire at study entry in 1995-1996. The participants were followed until the date they died or Dec. 31, 2008, whichever came first.

The researchers found that the association between coffee and reduction in risk of death increased with the amount of coffee consumed. Relative to men and women who did not drink coffee, those who consumed three or more cups of coffee per day had approximately a 10 percent lower risk of death.

What one must take away from this study is not about the amazing taste of coffee, but the importance of nutrition in your life.  Specifically, getting back to the old lifestyles of our ancestors of staying at home and keeping the kitchen active.  A new study found that people who cook up to five times a week were 47% more likely to still be alive after 10 years, from a study of 1,888 men and women published in Public Health Nutrition.

Cooking is a healthy behavior not only one can be apart of, but a significant other and family members.  This is a great way to educate others around you about the benefits of nutrition.  Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply live longer, the importance of a healthy diet goes beyond just the taste of your Dunkin Donuts coffee every morning.


About jthealthyfit I am passionate about health/wellness, nutrition, sports and most importantly, my relationship with God. I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Sport Studies from Miami University and a Master of Science in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University. I am a corporate wellness coordinator and personal trainer in Columbus, OH. Please email me for personal training rates at I'm excited to be working with you, God Bless! View all posts by jthealthyfit

15 responses to “Coffee and Nutrition!

  • wholisticme

    Reblogged this on Holistic me and commented:
    Good news for me!

  • LexoKat

    No way! Drinking coffee is good? WOHOOO!

  • Mel

    YES! I feel like my daily Starbucks is offically justified… 😉 and good thing for me that I love to cook! Thanks for such good info. Be blessed!

  • Mel

    Holy cow! (pardon the french) but I just realized/read that you go to Valparaiso!?! Not that I go there BUT my church (Radiant Church in Richland MI, part of Res Life from Grand Rapids group) is planting a church in that area!!! You will have to check it out!!! Our website is and you can check out some of our services under media or even download the podcasts from itunes if you’re interested. Some good stuff!

    • jthealthyfit

      Haha. Yes I just finished my first year of grad school at VU and will be in Valpo til Dec. That’s awesome! Where is the church going to be?!! I’m definitely going to bookmark and listen to Pastor Cummings messages.

      • Mel

        I could never say enough good things about the serious ANOINTING and Holy Spirit power of Pastor Lee (Cummings). I wouldn’t recommend anyone before him on unapologetically teaching, preaching and living the truth with serious passion…he’s also super hilarious and so relevant to the world today but without being influenced by our culture and never waters down or sugar coats the truth. Just…watch him, listen to him. Amazing!!! Oh…and I’m not really for sure on location…we are planting a church in Ann Arbor right now and the next will be in the Valpo area following soon. I will find out! 🙂

      • jthealthyfit

        I’m about 15 minutes into part 1 of the Unhindered series, Im on the road and it def has made time go by so much faster! Oh yeah? He does have a great message so far! How old is he? Yeah find out where! It’s already a random yet very interesting commonality!

      • Mel

        Haha, I love my Pastor. 🙂 He just turned 40! Unhindered is about to be off the chain. We are going through all of Acts. The last series we did, Making Room, was specifically geared towards what God has called us to as a local body in Southwest Michigan BUT the series still will knock your socks off…especially the last one. Pastor Lee was on fire. If you go a few messages back and find “Stir It Up” then definitely listen to that one. It was epic. We are blessed with a surplus of anointed Pastors actually. Also, I don’t think they’re on the podcasts anymore but are still definitely on our site, check out the series “Roots” because it is a MUST for every believer and I have a feeling (maybe a HS nudge) that you will benefit from it. Who knows. I will certainly get some info about the church plant for you!!!!!! I’m so glad to be sharing Radiant Church with you!!!!!! It is very near to my heart and a HUGE tool that God has used and is still using in my life. You wouldn’t believe the way God has used Radiant in my life…mind blowing. God is so good. ENJOY and be insanely blessed!!

      • jthealthyfit

        Oh wow! Yeah I’ll definitely check out all the previous podcasts! Yeah that’s great He’s providing and showing you how strong His love can be for a church and the potential for growing! How did you get started with this church? And what is the denomination? (sorry, trying to be a safe traveler and not do too much on the Phone!)

      • Mel

        That’s okay!!! You don’t want to be pulled over for being in-text-icated. Thought you’re not texting, it’s still typing which is dangerous-ish. No worries!!! Radiant Church is non-denominational. To really tell you how I came to where I am with God and Radiant Church today is to give you my entire life story which I’m pretty sure if you are reading while driving, then yeah, you’re gonna crash. Short run down- God brought me to Radiant. I didn’t know a single person there. I would go alone most of the time and just sit by myself. Kinda like sneaking in and sneaking out. I was looking for God…originally I was invited by someone and then, when that person moved away after going like 3 times, I just kept going alone or I would drag my friends with me so I didn’t feel awkward. This was in like 2009 and then I moved to Chicago in 2010 and went to EVERY kind of church you can imagine. Literally, every Sunday, I was somewhere different. God did some huge God stuff in my life and I moved back home to southwest Michigan and God drew me back to Radiant, where I didn’t know one person, and because I was seeking Him, He faithfully and amazing has led me and continues to lead me every step. It started with just attending a service every Sunday to really being saved and surrendering my life to Christ to being baptized to partnering with Radiant (which is basically becoming a member) to tithing to serving to doing kids ministry to joining small groups to leading small groups to all kinds of stuff that God is doing in me and through me. He is directing my steps and the believers of Radiant, the people He rose up and placed in my life, just FLOOR me and amaze me. I can truly say that I have been shown Jesus by the people of Radiant. Not just the amazing pastors and leaders but the people, the sheep, the saints, the families, the believers. I have been shown the love of Christ and have experienced the love of Christ through the people. My whole life has been changed. Radiant is my “home church” that I serve and love which is amazing for me to say because I had only gone to church a handful of times before in my life. But yeah, I’ve been going and growing in leaps and bounds (glory to God) since I really moved back from Chicago in January of 2011. Last year? Wow. It’s been about a year and a half now? Wow. That amazes me. A year and a half ago I didn’t really know if God existed and couldn’t name a single book of the Bible let alone quote a verse. God is amazing…amazing…amazing…amazing…so good.

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