Does Coffee Reduce Prostate Cancer Risks? part 2
Tea and Cancer
A quick word or two about tea drinking, while one study did include following some men who drank tea, it is not known how many drank that beverage alone. The majority of those studied drank both coffee and tea so the results cannot speak to tea’s cancer fighting ability. But then tea has had its own studies conducted over the years and those have shown the results for that hot drink. Usually they are very favorable as most teas are a prove cancer fighter, especially the green variety.
One cannot go wrong drinking tea and it is a good idea to add that beverage to anyone’s diet.
More on coffee and cancer
While it is not known exactly which ingredient in coffee is the anti-cancer mechanism, researchers do have an idea of which ones may be the possible candidates. These include caffeine, which is known to hinder cancer cell growth; then there is diterpenes cafestol and kahweol which duplicates what caffeine does and hinders cancer cell growth; and finally chlorogenic acid which work son the DNA to help prevent cancer.
But on the other side of the coin and to repeat an earlier warning, some UK researchers have found that drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day contributed to an early death.
Thus rises the scientist hesitation. If you remember the egg fiasco, where the egg was determined by scientists to be harmful to a person and then a year later it was ‘discovered’ that earlier studies were in error and eggs were good for you after all. So it seems to be with coffee.
If you drink four or more cups a day you have a greater risk of contracting cancer but if you do drink 4 or more cups a day you could come to an early end. This is the contradiction that is found in almost all scientific studies and experiments.
Most studies have found a significant reduction in prostate cancer risks if you only drink 1 to 3 cups a day, which is below that dangerous 4 cup or more a day redline. As we said earlier, moderation seems to be the key in healthy living and coffee should be restricted to a few cups a day. We all know that limiting one’s coffee intake is very hard to do as it smells so good and tastes great, usually.
But you need to be strong and do it. The studies are consistent in this advice and drinking too much coffee will lead to other health problems if you are not careful, but it is good to know that coffee is not a health risk but actually an aid to good health.
Some final comments
Don’t think that coffee can fight cancer alone its own or that you can eat anything you want then down a cup of coffee to negate any negative or harmful effects from a poor diet choice. Healthy living just doesn’t work that way. You still need to eat right but in your design of a healthy diet , you can add a limited number of cups of coffee per day.
Again, you do not have to limit your coffee intake to one brand or variety. You can choose to drink either hot or cold coffee, any flavor, any variety of beans or ground roast and still walk away knowing that the coffee you drank is fighting prostate and other cancers. Whether it is Tahitian blend, Chia, or caramel or whatever flavor you like, or whether it comes from a cold Coffee House in California Bowery House or wherever you know that you are getting anti-cancer properties and you have a less risk of contracting cancer than those who do not drink coffee.
So sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee and relax. Coffee is not the demon drink it once was and now it can be enjoyed like you enjoy a glass of fine red wine. Killing the stress will also help your healthy living and taking a few moments to drink a cup of coffee and just watch the world go by will help make your life better.
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