When someone who regularly drinks coffee is told to or decides to go on a diet, one of the first things they do is cut out coffee. Well, a study out of Queen Mary University says you don't necessarily need to do that. That being said, this study did not specify the type of coffee -- such as whether it was black coffee, with or without sugar, a latte -- it just stated coffee.

The study showed that drinking three cups or more of coffee a day was not putting you at any more risk of stiffening your arteries or causing a heart attack as drinking 25 cups a day. Meaning, whether you drink three cups or 25, your heart is not going to explode.

Contrary to this study, another one found that you really shouldn't have more than five cups a day because too much caffeine isn't good for you, either. It also listed some health benefits like:

  • Lowering the risk of skin cancer
  • Improving memory
  • Possibly helping control pain

So, the moral of this story is just make sure you are doing what is best for your body. For me, I will be drinking my couple of cups a day -- not because I need the caffeine, but because I love the taste and smell of black coffee!