It seems every other day there is a new study out that touts the benefits of coffee on the human body. For years researchers have said that coffee aids in the prevention of heart failure, stroke, and even lowering the risk of mortality. The active ingredient in coffee that makes it so beneficial for heart health is that of the caffeine. In recent findings, scientists have concluded that the caffeine present in coffee does indeed protect us against heart damage. Studies have determined that the caffeine works in conjunction with the mitochondria—the powerhouse if you will—within our cells. Studies have shown that the caffeine slows down the cell division in the body, which can be most crucial to preventing cardiovascular diseases.