Most people drink one or another type of coffee depending on their tastes, the preparation time or the price. Cholesterol should also be taken into account.
There are different ways to prepare coffee. But in the end, only the method of preparation changes, because the single ingredient, the caféis the same for everyone, beyond the variety.
What most people don’t know is that the way coffee is prepared changes the cholesterol levels of the drinkas verified by a study carried out last March in Norway, which reaches us via the Dr. Ax medical website.
Coffee can raise cholesterol levels because it has natural chemical components that act on it, such as the diterpenes, cafestol and kahweol. And depending on how you prepare the coffee, the composition of these substances changes.
The researchers discovered that the consumption of espresso coffee produced an increase in cholesterolespecially among adult men. In the same way, consumption of plunger coffee caused a greater increase than filtered and instant coffee.
Boiled/plunger coffee was associated with increased cholesterol in both sexes, with filter coffee having a more prevalent impact in women.
The study concludes that filter coffee is the one that raises cholesterol the least in both sexes. The espresso, the most.
However, an important conclusion of the study is that the effect begins to be detrimental when 9 or more cups are consumed per day. Therefore, if you only consume 2 or 3 traces, the increase in cholesterol levels should not affect your health.
Still, if you have high cholesterol and use an espresso machine, you may be interested in switching to the filter coffee maker, because even if that rise in cholesterol is small, it all adds up.
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