For years, we were told that caffeine was bad for us – and in the battle of the hot drinks, coffee always came off worse.
But today, barely a week goes by without the health benefits of the beverage being extolled.
Indeed just last week, Portuguese researchers declared that three cups of coffee a day may help people with chronic kidney disease live longer.
The research adds to the growing body of evidence that the drink has a host of health benefits – and that commonly held beliefs that coffee dehydrates you are just a myth.
So, what is the truth about coffee?
Here, Fiona Hunter, a registered nutritionist tells MailOnline how coffee can have health benefits from head to toe – and busts common myths surrounding it…