It sounds like an unlikely prescription, but really, drinking at least one cup a day could be the secret to maintaining a healthy heart, British researchers have found.
Researchers from York University tracked 3,721 heart attack survivors in the UK and analyzed their habits. They found that patients who drank one or two cups of coffee a day were 20 percent less likely to prematurely die from heart damage than those who didn’t drink at all.
Keep in mind, though, that these weren’t hardcore coffee drinkers. So if you’re necking four to five cups a day, results of the study might vary. So, as always, moderation is key.
Aside from keeping your heart healthy, several studies have also found coffee to have other health benefits: from reducing the risk of developing diabetes or relieving pain, to even helping with depression. Drinking coffee can also reportedly reduce your chances of getting skin cancer.
COCOL later, anyone?