The health benefits from coffee are many. Here is a snippet from Wikipedia on the subject and the research is ongoing!
In women, coffee consumption significantly decreases all-cause mortality, apparently decreasing somewhat linearly to a relative risk of approximately 0.85 for those drinking 3 cups per day compared to those who consume no coffee, but the relative risk then remains almost the same for up to 6 cups per day, according to a large prospective cohort study in 1993. In men, these beneficial effects were not as great, in fact with an increased risk for those drinking approximately one cup every other day compared to those drinking none, but yet having a significant trend towards less mortality for those who drink more than 2 cups per day compared to those who drink none. Results were similar for decaffeinated coffee. An inverse association between coffee consumption and total and cause-specific mortality was also found in a 2012 analysis of data from the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study.
Some extra highlights from the article:
- Greater mental alertness
- Lower risk of various diseases (listed in Wikipedia article)
- and the list goes on, check it out!
Green beans and weight loss:
Scientists have just reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120327134209.htm