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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 build relationships Both coffee and wine are meant to be enjoyed with other people. You meet a friend for coffee or catch up over a glass of wine. Coffee and wine are relationship-builders because they are “activities” that happen between people, not just beverages consumed by people. It is often said that relationships are the most important thing in life, and how your life is best measured. And just think about how many relationships have been forged or developed with coffee or wine as the main facilitator.
  2. They are healthy — OK, OK, in moderation. But many studies have shown that both coffee and wine have health benefits when consumed in moderation (1 glass of 5 oz. red wine per day for women, 1–2 glasses of red wine per day for men, 2–4 cups of 8 oz. coffee per day). When consumed in these amounts, both coffee and wine have been shown to increase life span, improve blood flow, reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, and lessen the risk of depression, just to name a few of the benefits. There are plenty of articles and studies to support these claims, but here is just one from Time.com from March 2015 entitled, “Should I Drink Wine?” in which all 5 of their experts gave drinking wine a big thumbs up

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