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Health Benefits Of Coffee: A Couple Of Cups A Day Could Do You The World Of Good

14/08/2014 16:44 BST | Updated 14/08/2014 16:59 BST

When your alarm goes off and the thought of facing the day makes you want to crawl back under the covers, there are few things that get you and up running better than a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

Because of it's caffeine, coffee tends to get pretty bad press - when drank in large quantities coffee has been linked to urinary incontinence and vision loss.

But, fortunately for coffee lovers, the above video shows some of the surprising health benefits coffee can have if drank in moderation.

Studies have shown that people who drink two or three cups of coffee per day live longer and also decrease their chance of getting type two diabetes.

Parkinson’s disease sufferers may also experience fewer symptoms if they drink a couple of cups of coffee per day.

And it’s not just drinking coffee that could do you some good.

Research has shown that smelling those freshly brewed beans can change the way your brain functions and prevent cellular harm caused by stress.

Right, where's the cafetiere?

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