According to a new study which the journal PLOS Biology recently published, it seems that four cups of coffee a day, for adults, might be one of the best things you can do to help your heart. A team of German researchers think that they have finally discovered how caffeine works its magic on our heart. Also, how much coffee do we really need to drink each day to maintain its health. In order to reach this conclusion, the team analyzed caffeinated lab mice and dosed human tissues with caffeine.
The idea is that just a little bit of caffeine might improve how the cells inside the blood vessels work. Basically, it makes the proteins inside adult cells behave like much younger ones. According to Joachim Altschmied, one of the lead authors of the study, four to five cups of espresso might offer the best improvement of the cells that it’s necessary for a good heart health. It’s worth noting that for years, experts have noticed that people who drink coffee have less health issues and are less likely to die early.
Four cups of coffee a day keep your heart healthy
Apart from this, studies have shown that coffee has a lot of heath benefits. Among those are a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia, liver disease and even some types of cancer. Coffee it’s also amazing for reducing the symptoms of depression. Moreover, drinking three to four cups a day means reducing your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 19%.
Experts hope that this new study will change the common belief according to which people with heart issues shouldn’t consume coffee. For people who are prediabetic or obese, three to five shots of espresso each day might reduce the risk of heart attacks. If you don’t like coffee, green tea is an almost as good alternative, with the same benefits.
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