Drink up! Tea and Coffee are good for your heart


Published: 2018-04-18 12:56

Last Updated: 2021-04-18 17:29

Caffeine can actually be good for you. (Livemint)
Caffeine can actually be good for you. (Livemint)

Jordanians love their coffee almost as much as they love their cigarettes.

Whether it is Turkish, instant, or whatever coffee houses are serving these days, Jordanians will never turn down a delicious cup of coffee in the morning, at midday, in the evening, or even just before bedtime!

While many medical articles have argued that caffeine is bad for our health, especially for those with heart troubles, new research suggests otherwise.

The research findings were based on the analysis of 11 major international studies, involving 360,000 patients.

“In numerous population-based studies, patients who regularly consume coffee and tea at moderate levels have a lower lifetime risk of developing heart rhythm problems and possibly improved survival,” Dr Peter Kistler, Director of Electrophysiology at Alfred hospital and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, said.

There is a misconception that caffeine “is a common acute trigger for heart rhythm problems,” Dr. Kistler added. “Our extensive review of the medical literature suggests this is not the case.”

If you suffer from arrhythmia, researchers recommend that you consume no more than 300 milligrams of caffeine per day; that’s equal to roughly three cups of coffee.

Nonetheless, researchers have warned those with a pre-existing heart condition against consuming energy drinks that contain high levels of caffeine.

You can read the full study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.