Nothing is better than the first sip of morning coffee. We all know that, but now each gulp we take may be lowering our risk of an early death.

Can this actually be true? Well, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study, it is true. The research found that both caffeinated and decaf coffee in moderate amounts may lower the chance of dying from some of the top causes of death in the country.

The researchers of the study, according to an msn.com article used data from ongoing long term studies to determine that consumption of 3 to 5 cups a day were much less likely to die early from heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

Experts say it's difficult to determine what part of the coffee delivers the benefits. Over the years, we have been exposed to research that said coffee is bad for you, then good for you, then back again.

Lots of research over the years seemed to contradict each other on this topic, but these results come on the heels of a study that found 4 to 5 cups a day could cut the risk of Parkinson's in half, and other research concluded that 3-5 cups lower the chance of dying from heart disease by 21%.

So, at least according to these stats, coffee is not only delicious, but it's good for you too!