In honor of National Coffee Day, we are going to end the "Is coffee good for you?" debate once and for all by outlining what's good and what's terrible about the ol' brown stuff and letting you decide if the addiction is worth it. Should you put down the mug and enjoy a life of steady, consistent energy and healthy bowel movements? Or should you pick it up and revel in the delicious, hypomanic euphoria of a cup of joe? Or do you just keep doing what you're doing, but with a newfound smugness now that you know all these facts?

The Good:

1) Coffee contains nutrients which lower the risks of Type 2 diabetes.

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My favorite way to drink coffee is the injection method.
My favorite way to drink coffee is the injection method.


2) Coffee can lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

This is your brain on coffee.
This is your brain on coffee.


3) Coffee has been shown to speed up your metabolism.

He's holding in his poop from drinking too much coffee.
He's holding in his poop from drinking too much coffee.
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