If you're like me, you love your morning joe. There have been conflicting reports on whether coffee is good or bad for our health. The bottom line - it can be both.

If we drink more than 5 cups a day, we are at greater risk of insomnia, restlessness, muscle tremors, high blood pressure or even depression. A sudden withdrawal can cause headaches and irritability. Remember that’s five cups, so your giant mug might equal two or more cups, so keep that in mind. On the contrary, a reasonable amount of coffee each day actually can have some positive health benefits. Check out the top 5 reasons to drink coffee.

  • 1

    Helps You Lose Weight

    Coffee has been linked to boosting our metabolism, which aids in weight loss.

  • 2

    Increases Energy and Alertness

    Probably one of  biggest reasons most of drink coffee - it does help us focus and feel more energetic. The key is not to overdo it.

  • 3

    Improves Memory

    Coffee has been shown to improve both long term and short term memory, especially important as the years go by!

  • 4

    Reduces Risk of Depression

    In one study from Archives of Internal Medicine, women who drank two to three cups of daily coffee were 15 percent less likely to develop depression.

  • 5

    Lowers Risk of Disease

    Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson's and certain types of cancers.