The coffee It is part of the lives of millions of people. Those who drink it daily know the importance of this drink in their lives, which allows us to activate and start the day with the greatest possible energy thanks to the caffeine.
Several studies confirm the powerful effect of coffee in health, especially when it comes to cardiovascular health. In fact, a recent study from the University of California confirmed the risk that the risk of suffering from arrhythmias did not increase with moderate consumption of coffee.
Several decades ago, the coffee It was considered as a drink related to cardiovascular diseases. However, new research says that coffee is not so bad, as long as it is drunk responsibly and not in excess.
Possible association of coffee with decreased mortality
For this reason, the Mayo Clinic researchers say that the most recent studies suggest that, in fact, coffee may have health benefits: “Early research on coffee did not always take into account that heavy coffee drinkers also they tended to use tobacco and be sedentary.”
“When the most recent studies were adjusted for these factors, they found a possible association between coffee and decreased mortality,” they add. Also, coffee can reduce the risk of suffering from diseases As the Parkinson’stype 2 diabetes, liver disease, including liver cancer, as well as heart attacks or strokes.
However, it is clear that coffee is still a drink with a high caffeine content and that it should not be abused at all. What’s more, studies state that it can increase blood pressure and its excessive consumption is prohibited in pregnant or lactating women due to the power that caffeine has in them.
What happens if we drink coffee every day?
The Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN) states that coffee contains organic acids such as caffeic acid, a polyphenol with antioxidant capacity, which influences the taste, smell and coffee aromathese being responsible for its acidity.
In addition, coffee has minerals, being a great source of potassium, magnesium or calcium. On the other hand, it also has vitamins such as niacin, although its nutritional value is practically nil, since a very small amount of said product is needed for a cup of coffee.
“The caffeine It is an alkaloid that easily penetrates all the cells of the body and stimulates the transmission of impulses between neurons. Caffeine intake of up to 400 mg/day from all sources does not give rise to health problems in the healthy adult population except in the case of pregnant women, where this amount is limited to 200 mg/day”, they explain from FEN .
In fact, experts affirm that “frequent consumption of coffee carries with it an adaptation to the caffeine, not addiction, and this explains why people who are used to taking it may experience symptoms». These symptoms usually occur when people who are used to coffee do not consume it, they are tiredness, headache, irritability or lack of concentration.