Research shows coffee reduces health risks
COLUMBIA - Coffee drinkers, go ahead and fill up your mug again. New research shows that coffee is actually healthy for you.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's 2015 Report found coffee consumption was associated with a reduced risk of mortality, especially cardiovascular mortality. Decaffeinated coffee was also associated with a lower risk of death.
That's good news for many Americans. The National Coffee Association says 59% of the Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee, at the average rate of 3.1 cups a day.
Coffee has long had stigma attached to as an unhealthy drink, but that's quickly changing.
The New York Times found that the notion that coffee will stunt your growth is false.
Medical experts say that coffee becomes unhealthy for you with additives.
"The positive health effects are only associated with black coffee," Jennifer Anderson, L.D. said. "3-5 cups a day is healthy as long as you aren't adding all that cream and sugar."
Regular brewed coffee has 5 or fewer calories, and no fat or carbohydrates.