Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Is stimulating and it can be very healthy, can reduce the risk of diabetes and benefit not only your brain but also your heart if you consume in moderation.
Many people start their morning with a fragrant cup of coffee, but is it safe for people with high blood pressure to enjoy coffee?
The main components of coffee that have effects on health are the caffeine and polyphenols with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Coffee raises blood pressure
Coffee raises blood pressure in people who are not used to it, But not in regular coffee drinkers, Harvard Health notes.
Caffeine stimulates the heart, increases blood flow, and increases blood pressure temporarily, especially in people who do not usually consume caffeine. Caffeine does not have a long-term effect on blood pressure, states Mayo Clinic.
The regular coffee drinkers get used to these ingredients so that your pressures do not increase more than a point or two. The increase happens after drinking regular or decaffeinated coffee as the hypertensive effects of coffee appear to depend on other ingredients besides caffeine.
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) notes that no strong negative effects of caffeine on blood pressure have been found even in people with hypertension.
The American Heart Association (AHA) points out that moderate consumption of coffee, 1 to 2 cups does not appear to be harmful.
The United States Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Adults suggests a moderate amount of up to 400mg caffeine, approximately 4 8-ounce cups of coffee (each contains approximately 95 mg of caffeine).
Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
The AHA notes that drinking coffee regularly can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Harvard shares that there are meta-analyzes that find a link between moderate coffee consumption (3 cups per day) and a 21% lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases. The fact that it is a heart healthy drink means that more is better. The heaviest coffee intake of 6 or more cups a day is not associated with less cardiovascular disease and can have temporary unwanted effects.
Coffee in moderation
Coffee gives you energy, it can sharpen your mental focus, and help you lose weight. Due to its set of components, including polyphenols, coffee can also improve your mood, help him brain works better and improve the performance during exercise.
Coffee consumption is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.
He moderate consumption of coffee can have negative effects like anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and increased heart rate.
Try to avoid loading your coffee with cream and sugar, you run the risk of nullifying its health benefits.
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