Filtered coffee may help you live longer

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If you didn’t already know, coffee is the most consumed beverage worldwide. Also, it’s been reported to significantly lessen cardiovascular issues. To add to that, filtered coffee may help you live longer.

In a recent study done by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, they examined the association between filtered and non filtered coffee and the risk of cardiovascular issues and stroke mortality in a large group of middle-aged men and women.

The study showed that filtered coffee has a lower mortality rate than NO coffee or unfiltered coffee and that the risk of heart diesease. It also showed that the lowest mortality were consumers that drank 1-4 cups of filtered coffee per day.

One possible contribution in prevention of heart disease is caffeine. Caffeine stimulates the production of nitric oxide. Caffeine in coffee also has favorable effects on metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.

Elevated heart rates have been known to be an importante predictor of death, especially in cardiovascular disease cases. It’s also been shown that an increased heart rate could predispose to obesity and diabetes in a 20-year  study in a general population.

The study also states that nutrition control and exercise are also required as a first step and should be started as early as possible in one’s life. Drinking filtered coffee with each meal may decrease mortality.

“Unfiltered coffee, like Greek and Turkish coffee, which is boiled, or coffee made in a French press contain higher amounts of cafestol and kahweol — chemicals found in oil droplets floating in the coffee and also in the sediment,” said registered dietitian Lisa Drayer, a CNN health and nutrition contributor.

“Studies have shown that these substances can raise triglyceride levels and LDL cholesterol levels,” Drayer said. “So stick with filtered coffee, such as a paper filter that you would use in a drip-brewed coffee, which can help to trap these chemicals.”