Love your morning cup of joe? You’re about to love it even more. The more coffee is studied, the more research shows that for most people, moderate coffee drinking offers some health benefits while posing minimal risk. More specifically, coffee may offer protection against Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. It also contains some powerful antioxidants, which are thought to be good for overall health.
The cons of coffee? More than 3 cups per day may offer for risks than benefits, not to mention cause symptoms like anxiety, restlessness, irritability, and sleeplessness because of the caffeine, so it’s really moderate coffee drinking that’s considered healthy. We also must be careful with what we add to coffee, because it’s additions — cream, sugar, flavorings, whipped cream — are high in calories and low in nutrients.
Moral of the story: if you follow the old adage “everything in moderation,” you can rest assured that your daily cup or two of coffee is not just a pleasurable routine, but also good for you.