A cup of coffee in the morning may pack more than just an energy boost.
More and more research is emerging to suggest that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking this dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease.
The consumption of coffee goes back centuries. In 17th century England the popularity of the drink gave rise to a number of coffee houses which were dubbed ‘penny universities’, because with one penny, a person could buy a cup of coffee and have intellectually stimulating conversations with other people. Nowadays, coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks.
Possible health benefits of coffee – protecting against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, liver cancer and promoting a healthy heart.