There’s no doubt about it, coffee is a hot topic – in fact it has become one of the most heavily researched commodities in the world and new data on coffee and health continues to get published. The wealth of scientific evidence gathered to date has helped to dispel many of the myths about the health effects of coffee. In this section, we aim to provide the latest and most accurate information on all the issues surrounding the consumption of coffee and how it relates to your overall health and wellbeing.
Many people still mistakenly believe that coffee consumption can be harmful to one’s health; myths surrounding coffee link the popular drink to health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease and stress. Research shows that moderate coffee consumption – 4 or 5 cups a day – is in fact perfectly safe. There may even be health benefits for those who drink coffee in moderation!In the videos below, we take a look at the facts about coffee and health:
Dr Christian Jessen: Coffee & Hydration
In the first video, Dr Christian Jessen discusses coffee, health and hydration. Coffee is mistakenly believed to dehydrate the body, but as you’ll see, moderate coffee consumption actually contributes to part of a healthy, balanced fluid intake.
Dr Christian Jessen: Coffee, Stress & Anxiety
All too often, coffee drinkers are labelled as jittery, stressed-out caffeine addicts who can’t get by without their daily fix! Dr Jessen debunks the myth and shows that moderate coffee consumption is not actually harmful to our emotional health. In fact, a coffee break might be just the thing your body needs to relax and recharge.
Dr Christian Jessen: Coffee & Heart Health
Dr Jessen shows that drinking coffee in moderate amounts does not increase health risks such as heart disease, stroke or high blood pressure.
Dr Sarah Schenker: You & Your Coffee Break – Taking the Stress out of Your Day
We all deserve a break during a busy day, and Dr Schenker tells us why relaxing with a cup of coffee can be good for your health. Consumed in moderation, coffee can help you feel more focused and alert, and may even include health benefits like protection from coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Decaffeinated coffee is a healthy option for those who want to limit their caffeine intake.
Download the educational “Full of Beans” podcasts by clicking the links below, and learn about coffee and health while you’re on the move! Dr Sarah Jarvis (GP) and Luci Daniels (dietician) discuss common topics surrounding coffee and health.
Issue 1: The effects of moderate coffee consumption on hydration and heart health.
Issue 2: The effects of coffee consumption on health during pregnancy; coffee and diabetes; the detox diet myth.
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With these informative videos and podcasts, we hope to provide the most up-to-date facts on coffee health and give you the peace of mind to relax and enjoy one of the world’s favourite beverages!