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Good News Monday: Coffee Offers Men New Health Benefits


Dear Wellness Seekers,

Good News Monday: Coffee Offers Men New Health Benefits is certainly an eye opener. By now most of our readers recognize that Spanista favors coffee drinking as a Self Care Ritual. And this can be seen as flying in the face of some health experts recommendations. But I believe that these plant based sources of refreshment that have been part of our daily diets for generations that we also crave and enjoy in our diets are not bad for us. The secret is moderation – not indulging too much is the key. Along with balancing it with other nutritional essentials that grow from the earth. The fresher the better.

It is refreshing to witness a wave of new studies painting a new picture of coffee and its benefits after years of what I consider a bad wrap. This one is worthy of noting.

Forbes Magazine reports about a recent study highlighting health benefits of coffee consumption specifically for men, “Coffee May Perk Up More Than Mens Brains, It May Ward Off Erectile Dysfunction“.

Alice G. Walton writes, “According to a new study out in the journal PLOS ONE, caffeine intake is linked to reduced odds of having erectile dysfunction (ED) in men who drink the equivalent of two to three cups of coffee per day. Among the lifestyle factors that are known to put a man at risk of ED – poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking, and alcohol consumptions – caffeine has not been of the biggest candidates. But the new study suggests that like other areas of physical and mental health, ED may be another beneficiary of caffeine’s fascinating benefits. Since erectile function, and dysfunction, is in some ways an extension of cardiovascular health – and caffeine is known to help heart health in certain ways – the idea that it could also help ED may not be so surprising. But for men who are devout coffee drinkers, the results may come as good news.”

She continues to say, “In the new study, the authors looked at data from 3,700 men who filled out questionnaires about their diets, exercise habits, alcohol consumption, caffeine consumption (from coffee, tea, soda, and sports drinks), and other lifestyle factors – and whether they suffered from ED. When the team ran correlations, they found that men who drank 85-170 mg of caffeine per day were 42% less likely to have dealt with ED. Those who drank 171-303 mg of caffeine were 39% less likely to have the disorder. These amounts are roughly the equivalent two to three cups of coffee per day.”


Lastly Ms. Walton concludes: “Why would caffeine prevent against ED? Caffeine is known to affect blood vessel function, which the authors suggest is the likely mechanism for its effects on ED. They write that the “suggested biological mechanism is that caffeine triggers a series of pharmacological effects that lead to the relaxation of the penile helicine arteries, and the cavernous smooth muscle that lines cavernosal spaces, thus increasing penile blood flow.” In other words, arteries and smooth muscle relax, blood flow is enhanced, and the “cavernous” space in the penis that contributes to erection fills with blood more easily.”

Spanista Takeaway- Good News Monday: Coffee Offers Men New Health Benefits  is worthy of sharing. With this new knowledge a joy can be restored fully to your morning routine and French Press Coffee away. This is also good news for partners of the men in your life too. So please pass this insight on to those your love. Now go forth to really ENJOY your favorite coffee ritual – an let the guilt fly free into the heavens.

To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,


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