More coffee? Yes, please!

In praise of the java’s health benefits

Black gold! Coffee’s health benefits have long been touted from increased energy to improved physical performance and brain power. People in Western countries get more antioxidants from coffee than they do from fruit and veggies combined—which probably also says something about our overall eating habits. The caveat is to drink in moderation: Consumption of two or more cups daily can lead to elevated cholesterol, or heart disease for those with a specific genetic mutation. The Mayo Clinic lists several other potential health benefits:

1. Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes

2. Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

3. Lowers risk of liver disease, including cancer

4. Reduces risk of Parkinson’s disease

5. Lowers risk of depression

Source: Mayo Clinic