According to a study by the American College of Cardiology, drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and dangerous heart rhythms.
Coffee beans have over 100 biologically active compounds. These substances act as a cognitive enhancer that wakes you up and makes you mentally sharper. Additionally some of these compounds can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity, boost metabolism, inhibit the gut's absorption of fat and block receptors known to be involved with abnormal heart rhythms.
The study focused on several different areas, looking at the relationship between coffee consumption and several conditions such as arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure and strokes. The samples included one group with no cardiovascular disease, and one with.
After an analysis of their results, the researchers found that generally, drinking two to three cups of coffee a day was associated with a 10%-15% lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. They also found the risk of stroke or heart-related death was lowest among the group who drank one to two cups of coffee per day.
Even for those with cardiovascular disease, coffee appeared to be beneficial. The results suggested that two to three cups a day was associated with a lower death risk.
However, it is important to note that in the study, the researchers favoured caffeinated coffee over decaffeinated coffee.
According to the study the only downside of coffee is that it might make some people feel anxious or uncomfortable, which could lead to other health issues. If that is the case, increasing once coffee intake is not recommended.
Naturally additional studies are needed to further validate these findings but nevertheless the numbers look great.
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