It’s International Coffee Day, but perhaps to you every day is because you literally couldn’t get through life without your cup of Joe. That’s okay because that aromatic, dark brew that you love actually has some pretty impressive health benefits. It’s no wonder people have been drinking the stuff since the 1600s, when a goatherd noticed his goats became particularly energetic after eating from a plant, which would later be discovered as the coffee plant. Now we all have that goatherd to thank for fueling our groggy mornings, getting us over the afternoon hump, and even saving us during a long day of errands after a long night of drinking other things like margaritas and wine. Over half of American adults drink coffee every single day—the other half is missing out. Here are impressive health benefits of coffee. Go ahead and treat yourself to that special, overpriced latte today.
Though serious depression should be addressed with a professional, research has found that individuals who regularly drink coffee are less likely to have suicidal thoughts and suffer symptoms of depression.