18 Reasons to Drink Coffee for Your Health
Often, the foods and beverages people love the most are unhealthy and should be consumed only once in awhile. Coffee, however, appears to be a rare exception. One of the most popular beverages in the United States, coffee also has a number of health benefits — which, in some cases, increase as consumption goes up.
According to a 2015 Gallup survey, nearly two in every three American adults drink at least one cup of coffee a day — translating to an estimated $74.2 billion in annual consumer spending. Many of those same adults are at a significantly lower risk of a number of sometimes fatal diseases and conditions than those who abstain or who do not drink much coffee.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed medical research findings from a range of journals and sources to identify 18 health benefits of drinking coffee. The benefits range from a reduced risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, to an improved mood and reduced risk of depression.