1) What are your thoughts about the study/findings?

I think people should stick to filtered coffee to prevent the high cholesterol dangers on their health.

2) What is it about espresso that might link it to higher cholesterol levels?

Researchers discovered that espresso carries specific components, including kahweol and cafestol that increase cholesterol levels.

 3) Is it okay to have espresso occasionally or should people not drink it at all?

Yes. Espresso contains antioxidants that attack radicals and improve the immune system.

 4) What is a better coffee option for people who are concerned about their cholesterol levels?

I recommend filtered or paper coffee because they contain little cafestol.

 5) Is there anything else you’d like to add? Coffee has numerous compounds that improve digestion, lower mental health issues, and reduce inflammation. However, excessive coffee drinking can have side effects, such as anxiety and heart palpitations.

Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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