Many studies have found that coffee has numerous components — many of them antioxidants — that can be good for your health. Although too much caffeine can be dehydrating, drinking at least one cup of coffee a day, according to a recent Japanese study, can cut your risk for bleeding in the brain.
Keep coffee drinking as healthy as possible by drinking it black or with a little bit of skim milk. Adding whole milk, half and half or cream, and sugar only adds calories.
The good news for coffee drinkers who’d rather do without the caffeine is that decaffeinated coffee provides some of the same health benefits as the caffeinated version.
So, drink to your health! Coffee, that is.