"People should avoid sweetened beverages just because of the sugar intake. And promote water to be honest with you. It's the beverage of choice I know it's difficult for a lot of people," says Rod MacRae, of the Washington County Health Services.
According to researchers at the National Institute of Health in North Carolina, it's the sweetened beverages that's linked to depression in older adults.
Those who drank more than four cups of soda per day were 30 percent more likely to be depressed.
"To the best of my knowledge coffee never demonstrated any adverse affects. Other than certain people with medical conditions that can't tolerate coffee, but for average people it would be protective against certain illnesses," says MacRae
But for the morning cup-of Joe folks, this confirms how they feel coincides with their favorite drink.