Coffee is the most frequently used stimulant and one of the most popular beverages around the world. So many of us would not be able to get through the day without a cup to keep us going.
What most people do not realize, however, is how coffee can affect your health depending on how it’s consumed.
Thirty years ago, a professor discovered that drinking coffee was linked with raised cholesterol and the “bad” LDL cholesterol. The study was significant enough that it suggested long-term coffee drinking was likely to have detrimental consequences to one’s heart.
The good news? You can protect your heart health with one simple thing: a coffee filter. Read more about the study below.
“Experiments identified the culprit substances in coffee and found that they could be removed using a filter. A cup of unfiltered coffee contains about 30 times the concentration of the lipid-raising substances compared to filtered coffee. . .
Overall, coffee drinking was not a dangerous habit. In fact, drinking filtered coffee was safer than no coffee at all. Compared to no coffee, filtered brew was linked with a 15% reduced risk of death from any cause during follow up. For death from cardiovascular disease, filtered brew was associated with a 12% decreased risk of death in men and a 20% lowered risk of death in women compared to no coffee. The lowest mortality was among consumers of 1 to 4 cups of filtered coffee per day. . .
Professor Thelle emphasised that these are observational data, but that if public health authorities asked for his advice it would be:’For people who know they have high cholesterol levels and want to do something about it, stay away from unfiltered brew, including coffee made with a cafetière. For everyone else, drink your coffee with a clear conscience and go for filtered.'”
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