Coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world besides water and tea. We just can't get enough of it--to the point that we rely on a hot cup to start the day right--just ask the 2.25 billion people who drink it every day.
If you’re like any of those who rely on coffee to get you through the day then we have some good news for you: it’s not as bad for our health as initially thought.
A new study from the British Heart Foundation suggests the amount of coffee a person drinks is not related to how likely they are to suffer heart problems. (Full disclosure: the study didn't indicate if coffee consumed was pure black or with creamer and sugar.)
The study had experts from Queen Mary University of London study a sample of 8,412 people divided into three groups: people who drink less than one cup of coffee a day, people who drink one to three coffees a day, and people who drink an average of five coffees a day.
The last group had people who drank as many as 25 coffees a day- that’s a lot of caffeine, which, for the sake of transparency, can be addictive. Caffeine is a stimulant after all.
However, those people were no more likely to suffer from the stiffening arteries associated with strokes and heart attacks. Each participants age and weight were taken into consideration.
Dr. Kenneth Fung, from QMUL, said the research meant people shouldn't be put off drinking coffee for heart health reasons: "Despite the huge popularity of coffee worldwide, different reports could put people off from enjoying it," he said.
"Whilst we can't prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn't as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest."
Looks like you can have another cup. But of course, like everything else in life: always in moderation.