The debate between whether coffee is healthy or a health hinderance has been conflicting coffee drinkers for years now. New research has been able to clarify some of the "myths" of this infamous bean. Scientists in Denmark have determined that the risk of developing certain diseases like type 2 diabetes are not increased by caffeine consumption. The amount of coffee one drinks also has no impact on their risk factor for obesity. On the contrary, it was revealed that coffee drinking potentially lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity. This is good news for coffee lovers! A daily cup of joe is consumed by over half of the American population, and studies show it is on the rise. This latest research accompanies the list of coffee benefits that have already been discovered. We all know that our favourite morning brew can boost energy levels and alertness, but it can also improve mental cognition over time. It can help prep us for an intense workout by upping our adrenaline levels. This hormone rush can actually improve our performance while the caffeine in our system helps to break down body fat. Coffee has also been shown to reduce our risk of developing liver problems, heart disease and some cancers. Given this new, why don't you try this Coconut Coffee Chocolate Smoothie that was inspired by the BodyRock Healthy Meal Plan! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3aMVcjQR9s Are you a coffee lover? Have you witnessed the benefits of coffee? Share your thoughts with us!