Health tips: Drinking too much coffee harms health, but drinking so many cups increases lifespan!
Coffee is one of the most demanded items in the world. People consume coffee to bring freshness to the body. There is a high demand for coffee not only in foreign countries but also in India. According to some reports, the demand for coffee is expected to increase across Asia in the coming years. Ayurveda views coffee as the best medicine. Like other medicines, it is important to monitor its effects. Coffee is known to have a warm stimulating effect on the body. It can boost the energy of our body. In view of the increasing demand for coffee, three researches were conducted recently in which it was revealed that drinking coffee not only benefits heart health but also increases lifespan. Research also shows that the risk of heart disease, heart failure, heart rhythm problems, or dying from any cause can be reduced by 10 to 15 percent. But for this also know how many cups of coffee it is advised to drink.
This research has been presented in the 71st Annual Science Session of the American College of Cardiology. In this study, Dr. Peter Kistler, professor of arrhythmia at the Baker Heart Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and lead author of the research, and his team used data from the UK Biobank, which is a large database. It contains health information of more than 5 lakh people.
According to Dr. Peter, coffee can increase the heart rate. Some people worry that drinking it may cause some heart problems. However our data suggests that coffee should be part of a healthy diet for heart disease patients and normal people. We found in the research that there was no harm in drinking coffee but its consumption was beneficial in heart health.
You can drink two or three cups of coffee a day
Dietician Karen Chong of Matilda International Hospital, Hong Kong says that coffee lovers should not consume it in excessive quantities after knowing the research findings. The findings from the research are useful, but more research is needed on this. Till then I will not encourage anyone to drink coffee for heart safety. I would say 2-3 cups of coffee can be consumed a day. 2-3 cups of coffee contain about 200 mg of caffeine.
Karen Chong says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration also recommends no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day, which is equivalent to about 4-5 cups of coffee. In such a situation, if you drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day then you should drink decaffeinated coffee. It contains approximately 97% less caffeine than decaffeinated coffee.
Karen Chong further adds that people who are sensitive to caffeine should avoid coffee and other caffeinated drinks altogether, as caffeine causes the heart rate to increase and can make them jittery.
Karen Chong further says that I do not recommend children and adults to drink coffee because caffeine has a negative effect on their nervous and cardiovascular systems. If a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, she should not drink more than one or two cups of coffee a day.
Karen Chong further says that even if you suffer from heartburn (acid reflux), you should still drink decaffeinated coffee because caffeine stimulates the stomach to produce gastric acid.