Do you wish to
improve your cardiovascular health and live a long life? Sip a cup of Greek
coffee! The caffeine present in the Greek coffee is the key to a healthy and
Records show that merely 0.1 percent of Europeans lived to the age of
90 years and more while 1 percent of inhabitants of Ikaria lived for more than
90 years of age.
were amazed to see these records and tried to find out the reason behind the
islander's amazing health. The experts tried to find out the relationship of
longevity and drinking boiled Greek coffee.
Siasos, a medical doctor and professor at the University of Athens Medical
School and the lead author of the study stated, "Boiled Greek type of
coffee, which is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants and contains only a
moderate amount of caffeine, seems to gather benefits compared to other coffee
beverages." We all wish to live long and remain healthy lifelong.
of ancient Greek island Ikaria lived for many years and remained healthy,
credit goes to coffee. Scientists believe that the secret of long life lies
with daily caffeine intake.
from the University of Athens Medical School conducted a study to establish a
link between the cardiovascular health of elderly inhabitants of Ikaria island
and the consumption of boiled Greek coffee. The study was later published in
the journal Vascular Medicine
Out of 673
Ikarians aged above 65 years, the scientists randomly chose 71 women and 71 men
for the purpose of study. The volunteers were asked questions pertaining to
diabetes, blood pressure and other ailments. They were also asked questions
regarding their lifestyle, coffee habits and medical health.
endothelium functions were was also tested by the scientists. 'The endothelium
is a layer of cells that lines blood vessels, which is affected both by aging
and by lifestyle habits, such as smoking.'
the scientists past studies have revealed that mild intake of coffee not only
lowers the risk of coronary heart ailments but also has a favorable impact on
various aspects of endothelial health. The experts discovered that about 87
percent of the enrolled people drank boiled Greek coffee daily.
volunteers showed better functioning of endothelium as compared to those who
consumed other types of coffee. Even individuals with high blood pressure
showed better endothelial functioning due to their habit of drinking boiled
Siasos said, "Boiled Greek type of coffee, which is rich in polyphenols
and antioxidants and contains only a moderate amount of caffeine, seems to
gather benefits compared to other coffee beverages." The study highlighted
that endothelial functions were improved in individuals drinking boiled Greek
coffee regularly and the coffee consumption did not resulted in any adverse
effect on blood pressure.
scientists however felt the need for further studies to point out the exact
benefits of coffee on the cardiovascular health of the boiled Greek coffee