For example, adults who drank “moderate” amounts of coffee (1.5 to 3.5 cups a day), either without sugar or with sugar, were more likely to enjoy improved longevity and longevity during those seven-year follow-up periods. (Longevity experts have a reason to swear by antioxidant-rich brewing.)
However, it is important to remember that participants liked the sugar in their coffee they had on average about one teaspoon per cup – much less than what you would find in a sweet specialty coffee drink from your local store. And the jury is still out about the effects of artificial sweeteners, the study authors note, so it’s probably best to go the natural way when sweetening your coffee with sugar. Others prefer to skip sugar and incorporate more effective health ingredients, such as collagen, into their daily coffee habits. *
As the author explains, there are many factors in such research that make it difficult to directly link coffee and health outcomes, such as socio-economic status and other lifestyle factors. Still, it would seem that coffee drinkers do not need to skip their morning pickles and those who like a little sweet in their cup can continue to add it. But of course, everything is best in moderation!