Good News for Coffee Drinkers

by Alison Gwinn
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Not only is coffee not bad for you, it might actually be good for you, says the nation’s top nutrition panel, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which last week released its once-every-five-year recommendations on the American diet. As reported in The Washington Post, drinking up to five cups of coffee a day is linked to several health benefits, like a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

As it turns out, coffee consumption in the U.S. is much lower than that: On average, most Americans drink only one cup a day (we hit our high for coffee consumption in 1946).

But if you’re a coffee fanatic who has been holding back all these years, drink away. The government will applaud you.

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