There’s a compound in coffee that can disrupt our metabolic health that most people aren’t aware of: cafestol.
Cafestol is responsible for the oil in roasted coffee beans and is linked to high LDL cholesterol levels. Studies show that cafestol increases LDL cholesterol by suppressing LDL receptor activity and reducing the breakdown of LDL cholesterol. It has also been linked to higher total cholesterol and triglycerides, with little effect on HDL cholesterol.
If you’re someone who drinks a lot of French press coffee and you have unexplained high LDL levels, this topic might be worth paying attention to.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I share a super-simple hack to cut down on the cafestol in your cup that I learned from a recent conversation I had with my dear friend Max Lugavere in honor of the launch of his latest cookbook, Genius Kitchen.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Try This: How to Hack Your Coffee to Lower Your LDL
- Try This: Why You Need a Coffee Break and How to Do It
- Top Food Hacks to Supercharge Your Health with Max Lugavere
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