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The 8 Proven Health Benefits of Coffee


Coffee. Java. Cup a’ Joe.

Regardless of what you call your favorite cup, it turns out that coffee is good for you…for multiple reasons—according to very convincing research studies from the world’s leading health organizations—like Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University.

So drink up and gulp down the eight undeniable health benefits of coffee…

1. Coffee Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Sure, drinking up to 6 cups of coffee per day might give you a nasty case of the jitters, but researchers at Harvard School of Public Health found an upside to those coffee cravings when they reviewed a series of previously conducted studies. It turns out that drinking up to 6 cups of coffee (in 8-ounce servings) per day reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 33-percent.

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