Now you can savor your morning (and early afternoon, and late afternoon, and evening) coffee even more. It's no longer just a necessary antidote to the day's doldrums. Now, coffee is a member of the illustrious super food club. 

Ok, maybe not a super food, but scientists are now firmly in the camp that coffee is good for you. 

For decades, shoddy studies have branded coffee as a vice of sorts, something that was pleasurable but slowly killing you. 

Fortunately, mounting research has overturned this disastrous conclusion. 

Coffee is not slowly killing you. In fact, coffee is probably extending your life. 

While more evidence has to be gathered before definitive assertions can be made, health researchers are now all about coffee. 

The World Health Organization (WHO), a major global authority, recently announced that drinking coffee regularly probably reduces various cancers. 

This is a huge announcement because in 1991 WHO said that coffee was probably carcinogenic, making this reversal a sign that more praise is likely forthcoming. 

What else is coffee probably doing for you?

To name a few: 

  • Reducing your risk of heart disease
  • Reducing your risk of neurological disorders
  • Reducing your risk of diabetes
  • Reducing your risk of liver disease
  • Helping you enjoy life

The one caveat in all of this is that these benefits are from black coffee, preferably fresh coffee that was recently roasted and ground. 

When you start adding in cream and sugar, the benefits become less clear or vanish altogether. 

Regardless, this is a moment coffee drinkers can cherish. Forever, tea has been the virtuous hot beverage, while coffee has been the wayward one.

Now that false dichotomy can be put to rest--coffee is both deliciously satisfying and good for you.

Now go get yourself some nice fair trade beans


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