Right out of the gate and you're going after my most precious early morning ritual? What other balloons are you going to pop?
Gotta love differing opinions...
It's the creamers and other dairy additives that we put into our coffees that drive this coffee/cholesterol debate. According to the blog below:
"Unfiltered coffees, also known as “boiled” coffees, do not employ a filter and include espresso, Turkish coffees, and French press coffees. Coffee contains many ingredients, most notably caffeine, chlorogenic acid, and chemicals called diterpenes. Many studies have examined the health benefits of coffee, paying particularly close attention to caffeine. Some studies have even suggested that drinking coffee may prevent diseases such as type II diabetes mellitus, Parkinson’s disease, certain types of liver cancer – and possibly improve your heart health by lowering your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Can Coffee Lower Your Lipid Levels?
To date, coffee consumption has not been directly associated with cardiovascular disease, but some studies reveal that some forms of coffee may adversely affect your lipid profile.
Although most studies have noted that filtered coffee has a neutral effect on lipid levels, unfiltered coffee appears to increase LDL, total cholesterol, and triglycerides in some studies."