A Greek coffee a day, which is rich in antioxidants and contains only a moderate amount of caffeine, could just be the key to living a longer life.
American scientists have just unearthed fresh evidence that coffee exerts protective effects against heart failure and stroke.
According to the researchers, for every extra cup of coffee drunk per week, there was a 7% reduction in risk of heart failure and an 8% risk reduction for stroke.
Coffee is now considered to be good for the heart since this beverage contains high levels of protective antioxidants and polyphenols.
However, what makes Greek coffee superior to your average cup is its concentration and preparation, both of which deliver more protective compounds in each cup.
Greek coffee is boiled, which creates kaimaki (foam), which adds a rich, creaminess to the coffee. The process of boiling coffee extracts much more nutrients from the coffee beans than the filtering method..