New study gives black coffee a thumbs up

Coffee may help against some forms of cancer and other conditions

Throughout the years coffee has been labeled as both healthy and unhealthy, but a new study is giving it a thumbs up.

The study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that drinking coffee could help colon cancer patients survive their fight, and this is far from the first study to find a health benefit to drinking coffee regularly.

As a result, the study recommends three to five cups of coffee a day for a total of 24 to 40 ounces.

One local dietician says she believes coffee can be a healthy addition to people’s diets.

“I think there’s really good benefits to coffee. It’s a natural product, as long as we don’t add in a bunch of sugar and sugared creamers, whipped cream, all of that kind of stuff, if you keep coffee at the natural state it’s a whole food,” said Gundersen Health System Registered Dietician Valerie Pampuch.

Keep in mind that the study looked at black coffee, so without any creamer or sugar.