Coffee and health - myths and facts
Scientists say that coffee has a huge impact on your health - both positive and negative. More details about this will tell Dr. Rob van Dam of the Harvard School of Public Health professor and associate professor Luo Yong Lin, Singapore.
1. Coffee can cause an increase in pressure. TRUTH.
Caffeine causes a pressure increase. Although a direct connection between long-term coffee consumption and hypertension, scientists have not installed, but doctors advise prone to high blood pressure people to drink coffee beskofeinovy.
2. Coffee can raise cholesterol levels. TRUTH.
Coffee contains a substance called cafestol, which is responsible for raising the level of cholesterol. Instant coffee contains cafestol minimum dose, while all other types of coffee, including coffee made by Turkish, Greek, Scandinavian contain a very high percentage of cafestol. Therefore, this coffee raises cholesterol levels and can lead to heart attack.
3. Coffee helps to overcome depression. TRUTH.
Studies have shown that regular consumption of coffee reduces the risk of depression in women.
4. Coffee can cause miscarriage. TRUTH.
Regular coffee consumption during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage. Caffeine readily crosses the placenta, and it is very harmful for the fetus. During pregnancy, doctors recommend women drink no more than one cup of coffee a day.
5. Coffee contains a lot of calories. MYTH.
The coffee is almost no calories if. Of course, you drink plain black coffee with no additives. If the coffee with milk, cream, sugar or other additives, then there may have up to 510 calories - which is about a quarter of the norms of a healthy adult human per day.
6. Coffee may cause diabetes. MYTH.
People who regularly consume coffee, significantly reduces the risk of Type II diabetes. At the same time, no matter what kind of drink coffee, caffeinated or not. scientists believe is responsible for this chlorogenic acid or trigonnelin contained in coffee.
7. Coffee can cause Parkinson's disease. MYTH.
Studies have shown that men who drink coffee, significantly reduces the risk of the disease. Caffeine prevents the death of nerve cells that produce dopamine, a substance. As for women - the positive effect was observed only in those who did not take hormones.
8. Coffee harm the liver. MYTH.
Recent studies have shown that coffee reduces the risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, although a clear explanation to this fact, scientists still can not provide. In addition, the information has not been confirmed that coffee can provoke cancers of other organs.
9. Coffee prevents gout. TRUTH.
Recent studies have shown that the consumption of coffee, caffeinated or not, reduces the risk of gout, and in addition, reduces the level of uric acid in the body.