Coffee keeps winning hearts and minds, and even livers. Inc. magazine just published a rundown of recent scientific research showing the health benefits of coffee in preventing heart failure, dementia, and chronic liver disease.

Start with the heart. A recent paper in the Journal of the American Heart Association looks at how changes in diet work to prevent heart disease. You know that preventing heart problems can take very different diets depending on your age, body type, behavior, and other factors. You might need to avoid red meats, whole milk, or other foods specific to your case. This paper looks at what happened to different people over decades, more than 21,000 cases all told, and finds the one change in diet that worked for everyone: drinking coffee. Drinking coffee will lower your risk of heart disease no matter what other factors affect you.

The second study in the journals of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) looks at over 360,000 cases to understand the effects of coffee in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. After 11 years of follow up the conclusion is that people who drink 3 to 6 cups of coffee per day have a lower risk of stroke and dementia.

The third study in Biomed Central (BMC) looks at over 494,000 cases over a decade to better understand chronic liver disease. Chronic liver disease is growing worldwide because of alcohol consumption but also from hepatitis infections. This study found the drinking coffee protects you against chronic liver disease, its onset, and progression.

At Calusa we have always believed that coffee is a natural product that when roasted with love and served with care is good for you. This new research offers confirmation. Now that you know the science, come enjoy the art of coffee at Calusa.