Recent research indicates that coffee may not be so bad after all.
A healthy person with low cholesterol probably does not need to worry too much about the effect of coffee on cholesterol.
French press coffee is boiled and not filtered, resulting in higher concentrations of diterpenes, specifically cafestol and kahweol. These diterpenes have been found to raise cholesterol.
Espresso falls into the unfiltered category of coffee as well.
Coffee. Your morning cup of joe just might give your cholesterol level an unwanted jolt.
Coffeemakers that employ filters reduce much of the cafestol and kahweol found in unfiltered and boiled coffee.
Paper filters work to the same effect, retaining most diterpenes.
Some research has linked drinking unfiltered coffee to an increase in LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels.
Using filters and reducing consumption can help lower cholesterol.
When looking for good cholesterol lowering foods, you may want to skip coffee.
While unfiltered coffee has been linked to elevations in cholesterol levels, coffee consumption has also been linked to several health benefits, including a decrease in the risk of depression and improvement in cognitive function.
In moderation, coffee can facilitate alertness.
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Coffee can increase your cholesterol levels if you drink unfiltered coffee.