The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

Is one of America’s favorite drinks healthy or not?

The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

Coffee is one of America’s favorite beverages. Approximately 65 percent of Americans start their mornings with a cup of joe and the average American drinks up to three cups per day. So is this daily caffeine habit part of a healthy diet or should you be cutting back?

Watch: What’s Really Inside Your Coffee Cup?


Pro: May Reduce Risk of Disease

Numerous observational studies by researchers have found that coffee may help lower the risk of developing a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Watch: How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.