Black coffee is the healthiest drink you didn’t know about

Multiple scientific studies suggest that habitual black coffee consumption cuts heart, brain, liver and kidney ailments as well as various cancers.

Let me start this piece with a disclosure. I don’t hold shares in any public or privately owned coffee company. Neither was I paid by the coffee industry to write on this topic. And before you start judging me as a coffee snob, I enjoy my tea as well. 

That done, let’s begin. As you might have guessed, this is going to be about coffee. Coffee is as legendary as the stories of its origin. According to one of the legends, when Prophet Mohammed lay ill and prayed to Allah, the angel Gabriel descended with an elixir that …


Cyriac Abby Philips

Cyriac Abby Philips is a highly cited, acclaimed and award-winning liver disease specialist and clinician-scientist based at The Liver Institute, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi. His seminal research includes the introduction of healthy donor stool transplant for patients battling severe alcohol-related liver disease. He has also authored disruptive peer-reviewed publications on Ayush-related liver injury and herbal and dietary supplements.