Recent studies by The American College of Cardiology show that lovers of fresh roasted espresso have better heart health and lower mortality. Having 2-3 cups of fresh roasted espresso every day may have positive health benefits because fresh coffee beans contain polyphenols, which are potent anti-oxidants, known to help successfully battle age-related cell damage, reduce inflammation, reduce blood-pressure and provide weight management.
A fresh roasted espresso is the most used cognitive enhancer world-wide. Fresh roasted espresso is proven to wake you up, make you mentally sharper, boost your metabolism, and help you lose weight. Fresh roasted espresso is therefore an important component of many people’s daily lives. Recent studies, however, now also indicate that regular consumption of fresh roasted espresso is associated with benefits to the heart, according to Peter M. Kistler MD from the Baker Heart Institute, who recently presented his findings at the American College of Cardiology. The American Heart Association agrees that regular consumption of fresh roasted espresso is associated with lower risk of mortality.
More specifically, recent studies linked regular fresh roasted coffee consumption to a lower risk of coronary heart disease in women over 30 years old. Scientists studied the health information of almost half a million women (average age 57), consuming coffee daily in various amounts. Results of these large scale observational studies indicate that regular consumption of fresh roasted coffee reduces cardiovascular risks and plays a positive role in heart health and longevity. Consuming two to three cups of coffee per day was associated with a 10-15% lower risk of developing heart disease. The risk of stroke or heart-health related death was lowest amongst people who drank one cup of coffee a day.
A second recent study measured the positive effects of coffee in people with some form of cardiovascular disease. In this study, fresh roasted coffee intake at two to three cups a day was associated with lower odds of dying compared with having no coffee. Recent findings presented at the American College of Cardiology also showed that consuming any amount of coffee was not associated with a higher risk of heart rhythm problems. Amongst participants with heart arrhythmia, drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death. Surprisingly, participants with Artrial Filibration (AFib), who drank one cup of coffee a day were nearly 20% less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers. Fresh roasted espresso might therefore help with longevity in aging adults.
So how might fresh roasted coffee beans benefit the heart? People often equate coffee only with caffeine, but coffee beans actually have over 100 biologically active compounds. According to studies published by the National Library of Medicine, these substances can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity, boost metabolism, inhibit the gut’s absorption of fat and block receptors known to be involved with abnormal heart rhythms. Fresh coffee beans contain coffee polyphenols with potent anti-oxidative benefits. As such, the positive health effects of coffee polyphenols include reducing inflammation, reducing blood pressure, and better weight management.
Both studies show that regular coffee intake is safe and could be part of a healthy diet for people in general, but especially for those with heart disease. Although two to three cups of coffee a day seemed to be the most favorable overall, Kistler said that people shouldn’t increase their coffee intake, particularly if it makes them feel anxious or uncomfortable. Too much caffeine is generally associated with reduced sleep.
In summary, there seems to be scientific evidence that espresso lovers who drink fresh roasted espresso beans have better heart health and live longer as a consequence. The positive health effects of fresh roasted espresso beans is mainly attributable to the potent anti-oxidants in fresh coffee beans, called polyphenols.
American College of Cardiology: https://www.acc.org/About-ACC/Press-Releases/2022/03/23/17/55/Good-News-for-Coffee-Lovers-Daily-Coffee-May-Benefit-the-Heart
American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/en/news/2018/09/28/is-coffee-good-for-you-or-not
American College of Cardiology: “Effects of Habitual Coffee Consumption on Incident Cardiovascular Disease, Arrhythmia, and Mortality: Findings from UK BioBank,”
American College of Cardiology: “Regular Coffee Intake is Associated with Improved Mortality in Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease”
American College of Cardiology: “Ground, Instant, or Decaffeinated Coffee? Impact of Different Coffee Subtypes on Incident Arrhythmia, Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality,”National Library of Medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5836016/