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Debunking myth: Cardiologist clarifies coffee's impact on heart health

Debunking myth: Cardiologist clarifies coffee's impact on heart health Illustrative photo (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

Until today, there is a belief in society that coffee is harmful to the cardiovascular system. Therefore, people often give up their favorite drink. However, is it really worth doing so?

Cardiologist Anna Soloshchenko revealed the truth about this myth in a comment for RBC-Ukraine.

Coffee and heart health

The specialist explains that coffee cannot be contraindicated for people with cardiovascular diseases.

The only factor that might deter you from consuming coffee is high blood pressure. Until you normalize it with the cardiologist's help, wait for two to three weeks.

"Then you can consume one to three cups of not very strong coffee without sugar per day," emphasizes the doctor about the norms.

She adds that despite all the myths surrounding the harm of coffee, there are studies that claim that regular consumption of quality brewed coffee reduces the risk of cardiovascular and oncological diseases.

However, don't forget about moderation in everything.

The benefits of coffee

Coffee contains important compounds for humans: caffeine, chlorogenic acid, trigonelline, and diterpenes. They have anti-inflammatory effects.

In addition, coffee has antioxidant properties, positively affects the intestinal microflora, and promotes fat burning.

Since 2003, more and more studies have shown that for people close to old age, coffee can reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and gastrointestinal diseases.

However, at the same time, this drink affects everyone differently. You may experience fatigue or, conversely, a burst of energy. It is not advisable to consume coffee with main meals because it speeds up intestinal peristalsis and prevents all nutrients from being absorbed.

Refrain from coffee for 4-6 hours before bedtime to avoid affecting the quality of your sleep and falling asleep peacefully.

Earlier, we wrote about the coffee imported into Ukraine, from which person can fall into a coma.

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