By Meredith Sheldon

Coffee is a hot (and cold!) commodity on the market. Lines pouring out of local coffee shops attest to the fact that America truly runs on coffee.

If you are a java junkie and find yourself sipping this caffeinated brew multiple times a day, don’t panic. Coffee is served with a surprising side of health benefits.

Reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes

Drinking coffee improves your body’s glucose tolerance and can lessen your risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study by the American Diabetes Association.

Prevents diseases

Caffeine, especially coffee, can protect you from mental health illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Coffee is also said to lower your risk of liver disease, according to a study published in Liver International, so drink up!

Reduces kidney stone risk

A cup a day keeps the kidney stones away, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology. People who drink coffee have a lower risk of developing kidney stones or having kidney issues.

More coffee = Longer life

The caffeine in coffee can keep your brain healthy and prolong your life, according to research by Dr. Gary Wenk, a psychology and neuroscience professor. The more you drink, the longer you live, right?