If you're like me, you have to start the day with a cup of joe. For me, it's strong, black coffee. While most avid coffee drinkers would likely tell you downing at least one cup of the caffeinated beverage a day makes their lives better, they may not know just how beneficial java can be.
This is according to a new study, conducted in the United Kingdom, has found that people who drink coffee on a daily basis are far less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease or cancer. Researchers found that people who drink 1.5 to 3.5 cups of sweetened coffee a day are 30 percent less likely to die, compared to people who don't drink coffee.
But if you're like me and take your coffee without sweeteners or additives, the news, surprisingly, isn't quite as good.
According to the study, which appears in the journal Annuls of Study, people who drink coffee without sugar are between 16 percent and 29 percent less likely to die. But that's still positive data.
So drink up!