I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but after hearing about its many health benefits, I just might make coffee my drink of choice.
According to a cover story in Science News, "Scientific findings in support of coffee's nutritional attributes have been arriving at a steady drip since the 1980s, when Norwegian researchers reported that coffee seemed to fend off liver disease." Since then, coffee has shown value against liver cancer, type-2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It also appears to protect against depression, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. In fact, I don't even have time on today's program to list all of coffee's health benefits.
The latest studies show that people who drink two or more cups of coffee a day live longer than those who don't. In a recent Japanese study of more than 90,000 people, those who drank three to four cups a day were 24 percent less likely to die during the next 19 years than people who didn't drink coffee at all.
Think about it – God created the coffee bean on day three of Creation Week, before Adam and Eve sinned and brought disease and death into the world. Is it possible that God, knowing that Adam would sin, provided a remedy for many of the diseases that would come about because of that sin? I believe He did. He also knew long before He created the world that you and I would need a Savior. Is Jesus Christ your Savior? If not, put your trust in Him today!
Notes: Nathan Seppa, "The Beneficial Bean," Science News, 10/3/15, pp. 16-19.
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