Slowly but surely, scientists are chipping away at the idea that coffee is somehow bad for you. Conventional wisdom seemed to dictate that nowadays, a cup or two a day was thought to be fine — just don’t go overboard… UNTIL NOW.
Vasanti Malik, who is a nutrition research scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently blessed Reddit with an AMA in which a Redditor with the superb username fart_joke asked what her take on coffee was.
Her response? “Coffee…. contains a number of healthful vitamins and nutrients and findings from our studies have shown associations with reduced risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mortality.”
Then, Malik went into specifics, and for those of us who are truly caffeine addicts, this is where it gets exciting. The nutritious benefits of coffee are seen at “about 5 cups per day.”
Five cups, y’all. Count ’em.