Coffee helps circulation
Forget statins -- if you REALLY want to protect your arteries, improve circulation and prevent heart problems, brew yourself a cup of coffee instead.
Coffee is a well-established tonic for the heart, and the latest research shows one more way it can help: A daily cup or two can improve the function of your small blood vessels.
"Small" might be baked right into the name, but there's nothing "small" about what they do. These critical capillaries carry oxygen and vital nutrients throughout the body and deliver them wherever they're needed.
If the USPS were half as efficient, it wouldn't be going bankrupt right now.
And if you want to take this already great delivery system and make it even better, have a cup of coffee. In a little more than an hour, coffee can improve the function of your small blood vessels by 30 percent, according to the new study.
I can't think of a single drug that improves vascular function by 30 percent -- certainly not the statins that some 72 million Americans are now expected to take.
And I certainly can't think of a drug that works this well, this fast and with no risks.
Of course, the naysayers are already out in force, claiming one small study isn't an excuse to go caffeine crazy.
And they're right... one small study isn't an excuse for anything.
So go ahead -- pour yourself another mug and drink up, because a little coffee is just what the doctor ordered.