Caffeine and heart disease–usually, it’s a bad combination.
But emerging research shows one caffeinated beverage could actually reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Here’s why you should start every morning with this warm beverage.
Why You Should Drink Coffee
Coffee is known for its high amounts of caffeine, which helps fuel the busy lives of many Americans.
Although researchers generally advise against drinking caffeine due to its effects on the heart, coffee may actually have a beneficial effect, however.
In research appearing PLOS Biology, four cups of coffee enhanced a type of mitochondrial protein called p27, which protected against cell death in the heart.
This prevented heart disease from developing, making it potent for heart health.
This further supports previous research which found coffee was associated with a reduced risk of several diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers say this could be a potential “therapeutic strategy” for the elderly population.
That’s good news.
To enjoy, try drinking a cup or two to start.
Adding a touch of almond milk or low-fat creamer can help improve its palatability.