Years ago, there were more scientific reasons not to drink coffee than there was nervous tension in a long line at Starbucks. The grounds on which these reasons were based, however, have been filtered through modern hypotheses and blended with further studies. Today, scientists are brewing up a number of theories in support of coffee’s healthy effects. This is good news considering coffee drinkers now outnumbered non-coffee drinkers in the U.S. More than half of all American adults drink coffee. Here are some good things that morning cup of joe is doing for you.
*Gallstones. scientists believe drinking coffee may reduce your risk of developing gallstones.
*Kidney stones. studies suggest that coffee consumption cuts a persons chances of developing kidney stones by as much as 10%.
*Diabetes. Research indicates four cups of coffee or tea a day may reduce one’s risk for Type 2 diabetes by 25-35%.
Don’t go overboard though. Doctors recommend drinking no more than 24 ounces a day.