For all those coffee lovers out there who can’t go a day without caffeine and think you have reached an unhealthy level of obsession, don’t worry. Here’s the solution: black coffee (with no sugar, cream or add-ins). Ever heard of the rumors that drinking black coffee can actually be beneficial? Well, surprise! It’s totally true and here are the reasons why you should be drinking it every day.

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It’s good for your liver
Your liver actually likes black coffee. Coffee helps lower the harmful liver enzymes in your blood. This helps prevent things like liver cancer or fatty liver disease 80 percent more than people who don’t drink coffee on a regular basis, according to Mayo Clinic. Not only can you enjoy a nice cup of joe in the morning, but you’ll also be protecting one of your most vital organs.

Packed with nutrients
Drinking coffee can be your largest source of antioxidants. Black coffee contains Vitamin B2, B3, B5, manganese, potassium and magnesium. Not only is coffee packed with tons of nutrients, but also your body absorbs these nutrients better than other sources of antioxidants like fruits or vegetables.

Reduces risk of disease
Black coffee also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and heart disease. Studies published by Diabetologia and Mayo Clinic have shown that people who do drink coffee have a 30 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a 30-60 percent lower risk of Parkinson’s and 20 percent less chance for heart disease.

Fights against cancer and depression
You’re less likely to develop conditions like liver cancer, colorectal cancer and even depression. An ingredient in coffee helps prevent breast cancer, colon cancer and rectal cancer by helping fight against the development of tumors.

Cleans your system
Coffee is a diuretic beverage meaning it will make you urinate often. Because you are constantly urinating, this flushes out all the toxins and bacteria that would have eventually been flushed out, simply enhancing this process. This helps clean and regulate for a healthy stomach.

Boosts your metabolism
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information your metabolism can be boosted by 30 percent. Caffeine is found in multiple sources of fat burning or weight loss supplements. It especially targets the belly fat and fat cells that are reused as energy. Not only is it boosting your metabolism but it can also help with weight loss.

Makes you smarter
Black coffee has the ability to improve cognitive functioning, energy and mood that can all go toward helping you retain information better or help you throughout the day.

Reduces stress
Having a cup of coffee can help ease pressure and tension. Coffee stimulates the central nervous system that ends up boosting your mood.

Makes you happy
Last, but not least, it makes you a happier, healthier person. With all these benefits, it’s hard to resist drinking coffee everyday, but at least now you know you don’t have to!