The good news about coffee

Once, we were advised to cut out caffeine. But the latest research shows a daily cup could be a lifesaver.

Giving up your skinny latte or double espresso every morning is currently top of the list of finance editors' tips for pain-free belt-tightening in the face of the looming recession. Apparently, the nation is listening – Starbucks and other coffee-shop giants are now seriously feeling the pinch. And a good thing too, you may think. Coffee may be your favourite stimulant, but isn't it also a dangerous diuretic that has also been linked to a range of serious illnesses, including heart disease and cancer?

Well, before you let your local supplier go to the wall, it's worth getting the bigger picture on the health benefits of coffee, which has emerged from studies that have monitored large populations over several years. The results from these long-term studies tell a very different story – showing just how badly earlier research misjudged the health benefits of the roasted bean. So here are some reasons why drinking coffee early and often is good for you:

Source - Independent

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