Many of us still think coffee is bad for us, so we try to limit ourselves. (Not us, it's the fuel that keeps the Mary & Mason show going). And while there may be perfectly good reasons for many of us to cut back on the caffeine, coffee has a lot of great benefits to heart health and reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Coffee is one of the five foods featured in a Los Angeles Times article about foods that are not really so bad for us, despite conventional wisdom. The others are potatoes, red meat, eggs, and gluten.