Coffee reduces artery clogging plaque If you want another reason to carry on drinking coffee then we most certainly have a big one for you! Over your life time calcium can build up in the walls of your coronary arteries, which is an early sign of coronary heart disease however a study was undertaken in North Korea to see the effects of consuming coffee on stopping this build up of calcium. 25,000 participants without signs of heart disease and an average age of 41 and also drinking an average of 1.8 cups of coffee per day. The research found that those who consumed between 3 to 5 cups of coffee day saw the risk of coronary heart disease drop significantly compared to those that didn’t drink coffee. However those that drunk more than 5 a day saw a increase in risk of coronary heart disease. Another point that was made in this research is that the points made are only valid when the coffee isn’t loaded up with sugar and cream. So there we have it! Be sure to keep drinking your coffee on a daily basis but don’t go crazy on the added extras.