Coffee is not only a beverage but it also a source to wake up practically half of the population around the world, if not more. It is a morning ritual for many office goers to pick up their morning Joe on their way to work, which is quite evident with the popularization and sprouting of various coffee shops around the world. Even according to recent research, more than half of the American population drink a cup of coffee once daily since the ‘90s. Because of its popularity, many scientists around the world are trying to research this beverage, and the findings are coming out strongly in favor of coffee. Here are 6 reasons that we should continue sipping on this black beverage.

Many studies have been conducted in the past to check if it is all right to drink coffee and whether the coffee-drinking population is addicted to it for the right reasons. Going by what the results reveal, it is indeed the right decision to stick to it. Here are some of the reasons in which coffee has been studied to improve our health.

According to some of the recent studies, drinking coffee regularly does not result in the damage of the digestive tract and formation of ulcers, as it was believed many years ago. Coffee also held a bad reputation for increasing the risk of heart problems and stunting growth. But based on recent research, coffee was not to be blamed for any of it, and coffee drinkers did not seem to have a high risk of getting heart problems or cancer.

Recent studies have also found that there is no scientific link between consumption of caffeine present in coffee to heart problems such as irregular heartbeats, high cholesterol levels, heart attack, or stroke.

Some studies also state that regular consumption of coffee can also lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 11%.

Some researchers have found that people who drank between 2 to 4 cups of coffee every day have a lower risk of getting a stroke, as it keeps the blood vessels flexible and healthy.

Drinking coffee also boosts the antioxidant status of our body and lowers the risk of liver cancer. It is safe to consume up to four 8oz. cups of coffee every day, based on scientific research.

All of the above studies and the ability of coffee to reduce inflammation has been found to prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s, and help us attain a long and healthy life.