Evidence-Based Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

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My goal with today’s post is simple – to shed light on some of the long-term health benefits of regular coffee consumption.

I’ll do so via sharing various infographics that will be linked either to further writing or research so that you may explore the claim that interests you most.

For the sake of simplicity, assume that coffee consumption refers to at least 1 cup a day of black or mildly modified coffee (small amount of milk/sweetener).

In many but not all cases, the long-term health benefits of coffee intake are associated with its rich anti-oxidant content and not to caffeine, hence why decaf coffee often shows similar benefits.

Coffee, by the way, represents ~40% of the average American’s polyphenol antioxidant intake.

With that said, let’s get right to it.


Coffee intake in the 3-4 cups daily range has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease & cancer [BMJ 2017]

Coffee intake may reduce one’s risk of depression, particularly around the 2 cups per day range.

     [Mol. Nutr. Food Res 2016]

Coffee intake (tea helps too) in the 2-3 cup daily range may reduce stroke and dementia risk

[PLoS One 2021]