Waking up in the morning and drinking coffee? So am I.. I love coffee, but is it Heart-Healthy?
The idea that coffee is bad for our heart pops up periodically. Over the last 20 years several studies mainly from Europe found that regularly drinking very strong coffee could sharply increase cholesterol levels. Researchers even isolated fatlike chemicals, cafestol and kahweol, responsible for the rise.
It turned out that the European brewing method and that is by boiling water sits on the coffee grounds for several minutes before straining that produces high concentration of cafestol and kahweol. By, contrast, filter and percolation methods remove all but a trace of these chemicals. Moreover, the studies involves large amounts of coffee about five to six cups a day. While average drinkers drink only two.
Studies show that regular, moderate coffee drinking does not dangerously raise blood pressure. And studies have failed to substantiate fears that coffee might trigger abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) in healthy people.