Coffee has been around for thousands of years, and it continues to be one of the most popular beverages. It is also one of the most heavily researched products in the world and, as a result of all that research, we know more than ever about the positive and negative aspects of being a coffee drinker.
For men who drink coffee, one of the biggest benefits may be a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Studies have shown that men who consume coffee on a regular basis can cut their risk of prostate cancer up to sixty percent. Scientists believe this has something to do with the effects coffee has on insulin, hormone levels, and glucose metabolism, all of which are factors in prostrate cancer.
Men who participate in strength training and weight lifting may also get a bonus from drinking coffee. Coffee has been shown to have a direct effect on muscles, triggering extra calcium which makes for stronger muscle contractions. In addition, indulging in a cup of coffee prior to working out can prevent a good deal of post-workout soreness, as your muscles will recover faster.
In a 20-year study conducted by researchers at Harvard, it was finally determined that coffee does not increase the risk for heart disease. In fact, men who drink four cups of coffee a day have a fifty-three percent lower risk of dying from heart disease than those who do not drink coffee.
With all the good news coming out today about coffee, it is no wonder that it continues to be the second most popular beverage in the world.