A cuppa joe can slash your risk of oral cancers
My mug's already overflowing with studies that show coffee fights cancer -- and today, I've got one more: Coffee can cut your risk of death by oral cancer in half.
Looks like I'm going to need a bigger mug -- and you will, too, because the study of nearly 1 million men and women finds you won't beat this cancer with an occasional sip.
You need to drink plenty of it -- four cups a day or more -- and it has to be fully loaded, too, since the study didn't find any cancer-fighting benefits at all for decaf.
The study only looked at deaths, not diagnoses, so it's hard to say whether the coffee is actually preventing the disease, or just protecting you from death if you do get it.
Either way, drink up -- because with 8,000 deaths a year in the United States alone, this is one cancer you don't want to mess around with. And besides, coffee can do a whole lot more than just beat oral cancers.
Other studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of cancers of the bowels, prostate, skin, esophagus, and more. And if that's not enough, coffee may also protect the brain and prevent Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.
Clearly, anyone who tells you coffee is a "bad" habit doesn't know what he's talking about -- unless he's talking about the way most people drink their java these days.
You know the drinks -- the ones given fancy foreign names to justify the high prices, loaded with sugary syrups and lightened with disgusting things like soy "milk."
At that point, it's not even coffee anymore. And besides, sugar and soy will INCREASE your cancer risk, not decrease it -- so save time and money and brew your own at home.
Drink it black as night if you can -- and if you can't, the best way to mellow your coffee is with some farm-fresh heavy cream. Just make sure it's the real raw version and not that over-processed supermarket swill they call cream. (To learn more, and find out why you should make the switch to raw, click here.)