Many Baby Boomers grew up thinking coffee was a guilty pleasure, and were warned it would stunt their growth, give them the jitters, and cause cancer and miscarriages. But almost every single study has shown coffee — black coffee — to have surprising health benefits in many different areas of health.
Check out some of the ways coffee is good for you:
• Cardiovascular disease. A review of 36 studies involving more than 1,270,000 people found that those who drank three to five cups of coffee daily had the lowest risk of cardiac problems. Another study found that drinking two to six cups of coffee daily was linked to a lower risk of stroke. Coffee also lowers the risk of heart failure: The lowest risk of heart failure was found in people who drank four cups of coffee a day.