The Life-Changing Benefits of Coffee & Wine

This might be a bold statement, but I think coffee and wine might just have life figured out. And for 3 main reasons:

  1. They slow us down — In a world where we’re busier than ever, moving faster than ever, and more connected (technologically) than ever, coffee and wine are the perfect beverages to balance us out because they slow us down. Both coffee and wine are meant to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed slowly. They relax us and settle the chaos, even if just temporarily. In a world where faster is often considered better, wine and coffee deliver the opposite — the perfect excuse to slow the pace and enjoy the moment.

And here is a New York Times article about coffee from May 2015 that concludes, “It’s a completely reasonable addition to a healthy diet, with more potential benefits seen in research than almost any other beverage we’re consuming. It’s time we started treating it as such.”

In fact, in Dr. David Perlmutter’s new book called “Brain Maker”, he notes that on the Greek Island of Ikaria, home to the highest percentage of 90-year-olds on the planet (not to mention 20% fewer cases of cancer, half the rate of heart disease, and almost no dementia), “they generally drink wine and coffee daily, stay active long past 80 years old, and remain mentally sharp to the very end.”

So while all of this doesn’t necessarily mean start drinking wine and coffee if they are not a part of your current routine, it probably means you can feel good about it if you already are!

And wine and coffee seem to solve a few of life’s big problems — I’ll drink to that! Cheers.

Disclaimer: I fully admit that wine and coffee are 2 of my favorite beverages. In fact I really only drink 3 types of beverages at all — coffee, wine, and water.

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