That morning cup of coffee may have a possible cholesterol-raising effect. Several studies over the past decade have shown a link between coffee and cholesterol. Cafestol, a coffee oil found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee seems to be to blame. Watch this video now to find out which coffee is safest and the best way to brew your coffee.
Does Coffee Effect Cholesterol?
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Several studies over the past decade have shown a link between coffee and cholesterol.
Cafestol, a coffee oil found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee seems to be to blame.
Research indicates that not only does cafestol effect the body’s ability to metabolize and regulate cholesterol, but it is the most potent cholesterol-elevating compound identified in the human diet.
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Coffee oils are most potent in coffees where the grounds have the longest contact with the water during brewing.
A French press, which brews coffee by continually passing water through the grounds, has been shown to have a greater concentration of cafestol.
Brewing coffee with a filter has relatively low levels of cafestol, as the beverage is only passed through the grounds once and most of the cafestol is left behind in the filter.
Coffee has health benefits too.
Research supports a link between coffee consumption and decreased mortality rate.
It has also been associated with protection against diseases such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, Parkinson’s, and depression.
Next to water and tea, coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world.
So, by drip-brewing your coffee using a paper filter you can reduce the risk of raising your cholesterol.
A healthy diet and regular exercise will have a positive impact on your cholesterol too!
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