Espresso, filter coffee, capsule, extract, piston, the modes of preparation of coffee are varied. How to prepare a coffee to enjoy its flavor but also its health benefits ? According to a large Norwegian study, the results are indisputable : it is the brewed coffee which is the best for health. Here’s why, and to what extent.
What coffee-making method to choose for our stimulating beverage favorite to be the healthiest possible ? A study published at the end of April in the medical journal European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows significant differences in the composition of the coffee in the pod, filtered, or by a coffee machine, an Italian coffee maker or plunger, for example.
The coffee is unfiltered, it increases the risk of heart attack
This study was carried out between 1985 and 2003 with more than 500 000 Norwegians in good health, aged between 20 and 79 years of age. All have responded to a questionnaire on the amount and type of coffee consumed. Of course, other data have also been collected, which may influence the consumption of coffee and heart disease : smoking, education, physical activity, height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.
In 2003, the year of end of follow-up, the doctors had identified more than 46 000 deaths, over 12,000 of which are linked to cardiovascular disease and among those, more than 6,000 caused by a heart attack. According to their analyses, the cause of these deaths would simply be the consumption of coffee, non-filtered. In fact, according to the researchers, the coffee is not filtered contains 30 times more of substances fat as brewed coffee. And you know, these substances increase the blood cholesterol that significantly increase the risk of heart attack.
The brewed coffee would reduce the risk of death
If the researchers recommend that people whose blood cholesterol is too high to stop consuming coffee, non-filtered, others are encouraged to drink this type of coffee Those who drink of it would, in fact, 15% of their risk of death from all causes compared to those who did not drink. According to the results of this study, the mortality rate of the lowest was recorded among people who drink one to four cups of brewed coffee per day.
Parkinson’s, diabetes, prostate cancer : coffee drinkers better protected
If this is the first time that a study examines the influence of the method of preparation of coffee on health, many studies have demonstrated the impact of the consumption of the precious nectar. The coffee would have a positive influence on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Drinkers of regular coffee (at least three cups per day) would be the risk of cancer of the prostate, endometrium, skin, liver, or onset of type 2 diabetes, and gallstones are diminished by their consumption. Note that these assertions are based on statistical studies : the researchers believe that clinical studies would be interesting to confirm, or not, the beneficial effects of coffee on health.