Are you a coffee addict? Then you are contributing to the WHOPPING 70 million cups of coffee consumed each day in the United States. Don’t worry though, no one is judging you! Before you go trying to ditch your habit, you might be happy to know there are some upsides to it. Balance is key – too much of anything can be bad for you – but a cup (or two) isn’t going to kill you, and there are a few reasons it may actually help you out!
1. Mood Booster
Know anyone who can’t function as a normal human without their morning cup of joe? Well, there is scientific proof that coffee gives you an extra bit of pep in your step. In fact, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine states that coffee actually helps fight depression. According to the study, participants who drank 4 cups of coffee a day were 20% less likely to be clinically depressed versus those who only drank one.