Coffee is definitely not all bad. There are significant health benefits, particularly if you’re at risk of liver problems.

Recent research published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology has shown that consuming 3 cups of coffee per day may reduce the risk of liver cancer by more than 50 percent. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), liver cancer is the ninth leading cause of cancer death in the USA and the third leading cause of cancer death in the world. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of primary liver cancer and it is three times more common in men than women. Viral hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver are the biggest risk factors for liver cancer.

Coffee can be quite good for your liver, especially if you are suffering from a liver condition. Just remember that it’s the coffee itself that’s beneficial; not the sugar, milk or artificially flavored syrups that are sometimes added to coffee. If you need a little sweetness in your coffee, you’re best off using stevia because it doesn’t raise blood sugar and it has no calories. Or our sugar substitute, Nature Sweet.

Reference: Coffee consumption reduces risk of liver cancer, Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, Clinical Gastronenterology and Hepatology, Published 22 October 2013.