A cup of coffee a day might decrease the risk of heart failure
Get some fresh air and enjoy your cup of coffee for the moment. New research suggests that having one or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day may reduce your risk of heart failure.
As a matter of fact, thanks to coffee’s high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy.
A single cup of coffee contains:
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
- Manganese and potassium
- Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3)
Decaffeinated coffee appears to be useless as it doesn’t have the same effect as the rich caffeinated blends.
For decades, people assumed that coffee and caffeine are bad especially for those suffering from cardiovascular problems and hypertension. Coffee was only well-known for causing palpitations and elevated heart rate.
Still, the findings can’t prove cause and effect. They also don’t mean that coffee is any substitute for healthy living when it comes to your heart. Although, there is not yet enough obvious evidence to recommend increasing coffee consumption. In order to decrease risk of heart disease with the same strength and certainty as stopping smoking, losing weight or exercising.
What does this research suggest ?
The research suggests that drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee daily will decrease the risk of heart failure on the long run. The risk of heart failure was reduced up to 12% in comparison to those who don’t have a cup of coffee daily.
The findings for decaffeinated coffee were extremely different. The Cardiovascular Health Study found no link between decaf and heart failure risk. While, the Framingham Heart Study found that decaf was associated with a significantly higher risk of heart failure.
In addition, Patients should certainly not start consuming supplements with caffeine such as Red Bull and other energy drinks. It’s also extremely crucial to state that consuming too much coffee daily is considered problematic as it causes jitteriness and insomnia.