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Coffee. ❤️ Possibly the best part of my Monday. Coffee provides the most significant source of dietary polyphenols, which are compounds that act like antioxidants and perform cell signaling. This is part of why coffee might be “heart healthy.” ☕️
Research tells us that coffee consistently reduces CVD risk. Specifically, drinking coffee may reduce risk of coronary heart disease by 16%, reduce risk of stroke by 30%, and reduce cardiovascular mortality by 19%.
A common misconception about coffee is that it worsens stress. While this may be true in some folks, coffee is considered to actually treat chronic stress by reducing the physiologic effects of hypercortisolemia, or high levels of the stress hormone- cortisol. Coffee isn’t right for everyone, but why go through Monday’s in a fog?
It doesn’t matter if you drink caffeinated coffee or decaf, BOTH have shown to provide benefits. Filtered coffee is best, as it escapes the deleterious effects of boiling, which may negatively impact the healthy fats in coffee. Research supports up to 3 cups a day!
Information provided based on research presented at NUNM by Dr. Ryan Bradley from Bhupathiraju et al., 2014, Grosso et al., 2016, Brown et al., 2016, and Atanasov et al., 2006.