Monday, February 6, 2012

The Truth About Coffee

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES


The smell of a fresh cup of coffee in the morning can be mesmerizing.

For some, coffee is the perfect way to wake them up in the morning.


And for others, coffee can create FEAR.

Why?

The consensus on coffee and your health is blurred.

In fact, there are studies for both sides one for and one against coffee for health.

So the question remains: is coffee beneficial or harmful to your health?

You decide for yourself.

Coffee

Coffee is full of powerful antioxidants and phenols which may reverse aging and may slow age associated disease process.

Coffee may also reduce sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen and improve glucose metabolism.

Coffee also has caffeine which may be addictive.

But caffeine may also enable your body to do wonderful things.

For one caffeine is a stimulant to your central nervous system which keeps you alert and functioning.

And stimulation of your CNS may also increase metabolism.

You may be able to BURN more FAT
by drinking COFFEE

Coffee may also increase performance in endurance events.

Plus, coffee may reduce the risk of developing Type II diabetes, colon cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and may reduce your risk of gallstones.

But ladies and gentlemen, today I want to share TWO amazing benefits coffee has one a topic that is very serious.

Coffee may help fight some cancers.

Plus caffeine has nothing to do with it.

Coffee vs. Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer affects many men around the world.

2 million men in the US and 16 million men worldwide
have developed and survived prostate cancer

However, there is a very lethal type of prostate cancer which can spread to your bones or may even KILL you.

It not to be taken lightly, and can be very DEADLY.

Consumption of coffee may have tremendous effects on this lethal form of cancer.

Men that drank the MOST coffee, equaling 6 or more cups a day may reduce their risk of developing ANY type of prostate cancer.

And on this very lethal form: the more coffee you drink the better.

You may reduce your RISK by 20%!

Men who drink 1-3 cups per day may also reduce their risk by as much as 30%.

Now the interesting part of this study: it didn’t matter if it was caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee.

Impressive!

Now ladies, here is some good news for you: coffee may reduce your risk of developing endometrial cancer.

Coffee vs. Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is a form cancer that attacks the womb.

It’s very serious form of cancer and affects a little over 46,000 women per year.

Endometrial cancer begins in the cells of your uterus that release fluid and mucus.

Endometrial cancer may be linked to
excess levels of estrogen and insulin

Coffee drinkers take note!

Let me explain…

Women who drink an average of 4 cups per day may lower their risk of developing endometrial cancer by 25%.

That was in comparison to women who drank less than one cup per day.

And again: caffeine has nothing to do with it.

This study showed that women who drank an average of 2 cups of DECAFFEINATED coffee may reduce their risk as well.

On a side note, this study determined tea drinkers had no change their risk factor for developing endometrial cancer.

More Research Needed

There are more studies needed but it this is a great starting point!

And it may point to the power the antioxidants and phenols found in coffee and its interaction in your body.

Coffee may reduce insulin and estrogen levels possibly
reducing your risk of developing endometrial cancer

Those same antioxidants and phenols may also reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Regardless of the type of coffee, drinking coffee may reduce many different diseases which may afflict you as you get older.

The rich aroma of coffee MAY be mesmerizing but the nutrients INSIDE the black liquid may be the ones which keep you healthy.

So raise your cup and enjoy the rich and bold flavor of your favorite blend.

Know that by drinking coffee, you may be reversing dangerous health problems and defying the aging process with each tiny sip.






References:

Je, Y. Hankinson, S. Tworoger, S. DeVivo, I. Giovannucci, E. A Prospective Cohort Study of Coffee Consumption and Risk of Endometrial Cancer over a 26-Year Follow Up.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev November 22, 2011 ; Published OnlineFirst November 22, 2011; doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0766.

Wilson, K. Kasperzyk, J. Rider, J. Kenfield, S. Van Dam, R. Stampler, M. Giovannucci, E. Mucci, L. Coffee Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk and Progression in the Health Professionals follow up Study. JNCI J Natl Cancer Inst (2011) doi: 10.1093/jnci/djr151