Drinking coffee will not harm your health if you do not exceed the permissible daily allowance. This was told by a gastroenterologist, nutritionist Nuria Dianova in an interview with RT.
“Coffee does have an element of addiction formation, and over time this leads to depletion of the nervous system. Therefore, no more than two cups are recommended (per day - editor's note), if viewed from the standpoint of a psycho-stimulating effect,”the specialist explained.
The doctor added that from a gastroenterological point of view, drinking coffee with meals would be ideal.
“For many, coffee for breakfast is a purely ritual moment. The mistake may be if it's just empty coffee without everything. If this is within the framework of a full breakfast, then there is practically no harm to the gastrointestinal tract,”Dianova shared.
At the same time, the doctor emphasized that sometimes people do not even need caffeine itself, but the aroma and taste of coffee.
“Many are invigorated by the aroma due to the components that are in the grains. They persist, but only in the next 20-30 minutes after the preparation of the drink itself, therefore, you need to brew as much coffee as needed, ideally, not brew for a long time, but use it immediately,”the expert said.
The second intake of coffee, according to the doctor, is often due to the decline in vigor, which occurs approximately in the afternoon.
“If there is a snack that corresponds to an afternoon snack, then this is the time when you can add a second cup of the day,” advised the nutritionist.
Also, the specialist noted that she meant exactly good, high-quality grain coffee, prepared in any way.
“The main thing is that the coffee in the second meal should be within the framework of a small snack, then there will be no heartburn,” said Nuria Dianova.
In addition, the gastroenterologist recommended drinking more water between coffee drinks, as coffee has a diuretic effect. To avoid sleep problems, she advised not to drink this drink after 6 pm.
Earlier, nutritionist Mikhail Ginzburg spoke about the mortal danger of instant coffee.