An increasing body of research has found that drinking coffee — even four or more cups per day in some instances — provides health benefits. And a 13-year study of 402,260 AARP members conducted by the National Cancer Institute, which was published May 17, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that devoted coffee drinkers were associated with a reduced risk of early death by up to 16 percent.
Ryoko Iwata, a Japanese coffee-lover living in America, created the following infographic illustrating the numerous benefits of drinking coffee.
This article focuses primarily on the positive benefits of drinking coffee, although there are circumstances where drinking coffee can be bad for you, such as people with anxiety or sleeping disorders. In terms of health benefits, coffee is best drunk when it is black. Drinking a venti mocha with whipped cream four times a day isn’t good for anyone.