If You Take Your Coffee Black, You'll Probably Outlive Your Friends

Coffee is the ultimate caffeinated beverage. It can protect your liver, lower your risk of cancer, wake you up in the morning, and help you burn fat. Is there anything the java can't do?

Coffee provides a plethora of health benefits, and there's no doubt about that, but has anyone ever told you the best way to enjoy it? We're not talking about taste, here; we're talking about what it does to your body after you drink it. If you're watching your waistline, the best way to drink your coffee is black.

There's a lot of hype surrounding black coffee and the type people who drink it. (They're people you shouldn't mess with, in case you're wondering.) Coffee is an acquired taste to begin with, but drinking it black brings the concept to an entirely different level.

Hold the creamer: Before you dismiss black coffee because you insist you cannot drink it without add-ins, consider what it could be doing for your well-being. If you've ever taken a moment to look at the labels on your favorite creamer brands, you'll come to find that not only are they high in calories, but they also contain added sugars, unwanted chemicals, among other things that could potentially be harmful for your health.

If we haven't convinced you to order your venti Pike and drink it plain, fair enough. For a healthier way to add creamer to your coffee, consider dairy alternatives, such as almond, coconut, and soy milk.