Doctor Debunks the Myth About the Link Between Coffee and High Blood Pressure

Dr. Hiroshige Itakura emphasized that chlorogenic acid, which gives coffee its bitterness and color, has some very specific properties. Coffee is one of the drinks that can lower blood pressure in certain cases. This was reported by Hiroshige Itakura, a physician and director of the Japanese Shibaura Clinic.

The doctor noted that vinegar or lemon should be added to coffee. He advised drinking three to four cups of this drink a day in order to prolong the effect of polyphenols.

Itakura emphasized that chlorogenic acid, which gives coffee its bitterness and color, has a number of beneficial properties, including antibacterial effects in the intestines, prevention of liver function decline, and myopia.

According to the doctor, chlorogenic acid stabilizes blood pressure, prevents the development of atherosclerosis, and helps burn more fat, which leads to an increase in energy expenditure. It is also able to suppress inflammation in the body, reduce the formation of plaque on the walls of blood vessels and protect the endothelial cells in them while maintaining their elasticity.

The expert added that to enhance the effect of chlorogenic acid, vinegar should be added to coffee. The effect of this is much stronger than that of vinegar and coffee alone.

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Written by Emma Miller

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