Coffee or actually Caffeine has previously been implicated in an increased risk of high blood pressure, but is this actually true? Recent studies of people consuming 2-3 cups of coffee daily have not confirmed any association with drinking the coffee and an increased blood pressure risk.
There was a 12 year study of 155,000 female nurses who drank daily large amounts of coffee, yet did not show signs of a rise in blood pressure. Previously there were studies done that had already shown statistically insignificant associations between the drinking of coffee and clinical hypertension. The effect of drinking coffee on morbidity and mortality due to its effect on a persons blood pressure is too weak and has not been studied further.
Granted all people are different and may respond to drinking coffee in different ways, but the majority seem to have very few, if any side effects from drinking coffee on a daily basis. If you are a person who already has hypertension, you may want to check with your doctor before consuming coffee on a daily basis. I would also like to point out if you add all sorts of cream and toppings to your coffee, not only will you most likely gain weight, but have a better chance of getting high blood pressure. It really is best to drink your coffee black. Some people love black coffee, some hate it! I was a person who hated black coffee until I forced myself to drink it, now I love black coffee and would never go back.
I was also diagnosed with high blood pressure before I started drinking coffee on a daily basis. I found out my high blood pressure was actually caused my weight training far to hard and frequently. Once I learnt to not over train with weights, my blood pressure went back to normal and continued to stay in the normal range, even after I started drinking 2-3 cups of coffee daily. So there is really nothing to worry about if you are in normal health, sit back and enjoy a cup or two of coffee and enjoy life.
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