Does drinking coffee grow hair on your chest?
- I do have a fair amount of hair on my chest.
- I did start drinking coffee before I could tie my own shoes.
However, I don’t think there is any connection between the two. Honestly, it has more to do with genetics than an early addiction to mountain grown coffee. Fortunately (for my mom), I inherited my hairy chest from my father — not from drinking too much coffee.
For what it’s worth, I’m also 5’10, nearly 5’11 without a haircut. Drinking coffee didn’t stunt my growth either. At least my physical growth.
There’s a fair amount of mythology that surrounds coffee. Fresh brewed folklore. As with most myths and cliches, there is perhaps a grain of truth that was fanned into full-blown false information.
Personally, I think the soda industry was behind the campaign of misinformation. Or the orange farmers in Florida. Both had good reasons for dissuading people from drinking coffee. Would anyone be surprised if Henry Ford had suggested that Chevrolets and Oldsmobiles were dangerous to drive?
The truth is, coffee doesn’t stunt your growth or grow hair on your chest.
Myths aside, what do we know about coffee?
- It lowers your risk of diabetes.
- It is filled with good antioxidants.
- It may reduce the risk of depression in women.
- It improves your overall fitness.
- It may allow you to have that donut because it helps burn fat.
Of course, if you add massive amounts of whipped cream and drizzled caramel sauce to your coffee, you just might be negating the positive benefits of drinking plain, black coffee.