With this information, that coffee shop visit could be an investment in your future.

I think it's safe to say that people are living longer these days. Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, we are seeing more of life. According to a recent study, you can also thank coffee for that increased longevity.

For 10 years, scientists monitored millions of coffee drinkers in the U.K. As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, they believe that coffee can help us live longer. In the report researchers stated that "coffee drinking can be part of a healthy diet."

The research on coffee can sometimes seesaw back and forth however, with a study of this magnitude, the fate of our cup of joe may be secure. Essentially this study found that people who consumed both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee were less likely to die during those 10 years than those people who did not drink coffee. This means that it was not the caffeine that contributed or inhibited its health benefits.

Instead it appears that coffee is loaded with antioxidants that can help prevent damage to DNA. That joe is also a huge aide in fighting inflammation within the body. This can easy pain, heart problems, lower your diabetes risk and even improve function in the liver.

So drink up!