The health benefits of filtered coffee & risks of unfiltered coffee
According to a study, 59 percent drank filtered coffee, 20 percent drank unfiltered coffee, 9 percent drank both types, and 12 percent didn’t drink coffee at all. And it’s clear that filtered coffee wins: “Unfiltered brew was associated with higher mortality than filtered brew, and filtered brew was associated with lower mortality than no coffee consumption,” wrote the study authors. The amount also made a difference. “Among coffee consumers, the reference group of 1 to 4 cups a day of filtered brew had the lowest mortality, and >9 cups a day of unfiltered brew had the highest mortality.”
So, what’s the deal with unfiltered coffee? The study authors wrote that it’s been found to contain high amounts of oil compounds called diterpenes (like cafestol and kahweol), which can raise your LDL cholesterol levels.
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