There are many obvious benefits to drinking coffee. It is robust and delicious, helps you wake up, inspires creativity, allows you to work faster and longer, and re-energizes you when you hit that mid-afternoon slump. But research has shown that coffee has one other very important benefit: it is actually good for you!
These are words that coffee enthusiasts have been waiting to hear for years. Scientific studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death and that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of diabetes, heart failure, depression, stroke, Alzheimer's and certain types of cancer.
In May 2012, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published the results of a study which indicated that older adults who drink coffee, either caffeinated or decaffeinated, were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections. Furthermore, the study found a correlation between the amount of coffee consumed and a decreased risk of death; when compared to non-coffee drinkers, men and women who drank three or more cups of coffee per day reduced their risk of death by about ten percent.