The controversy is almost as old as the dark brew itself. Wikipedia says the debate on whether coffee is good or bad for us has been ongoing, but the longer it goes on, the more the evidence leans towards coffee being good for us. The latest research findings have pointed out that coffee is very good for our health, providing far more health benefits than anyone could have imagined.

Medical experts are now saying that coffee provides protection against heart disease, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The United States dietary guidelines, which are updated every five years, recommends that drinking coffee is good for you, even drinking multiple cups of coffee each day poses no health risks. This recommendation came out in their recent 2015 updated guidelines and is the first time coffee has been promoted as a healthy beverage.

It is not yet understood how and what coffee does to provide the health benefits, but ongoing research will be done on our beloved java. For now, those of us who love our fresh, hot cup(s) of coffee can drink with confidence, knowing we are doing something good for our health. We must, of course, leave out the sugar, artificial sweeteners, cream and milk so we don’t undo all the good the actual coffee is doing for our health.