Is Your Morning Cup of Coffee Causing Your High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure and coffee -- is it true?

Do you have high blood pressure? Do you drink three or more cups of coffee per day? Researchers in Finland say this popular drink could be one of the causes of your high blood pressure.

Good to the last drop

To many Americans, it isn't a ' good morning' until they've had their first cup of coffee. Coffee is the most popular drink in the U.S. with adults drinking over 10 pounds per year. This, in and of itself, isn't the problem. The problem is that researchers have now discovered that coffee consumption causes high blood pressure.

According to a Finnish study (1) and the researchers at the National Public Health Institute of Helsinki, Finland, (2) there is a definite link between drinking coffee and high blood pressure.

In the Finnish study, researchers tracked blood pressure of 2,985 men and 3,383 women over six and eleven years. Although they admit that the results are complicated and there need to be more studies, they report that people who don't drink coffee had a lower risk of high blood pressure than the people that drink three or more cups per day.

What's the answer?

Stop drinking coffee. You can do this relatively pain-free by gradually cutting down the number of cups of coffee you drink each day. By doing this gradually, you can avoid having 'caffeine headaches'.

Try replacing your morning cup of coffee with something healthy. Try organic tea or water. You can also try juicing. Juicing gives you a boost of energy and is healthy for you.

High blood pressure is one of the leading killers in America. If you're at risk, you need to do everything possible to return to normal blood pressure. The thought of giving up coffee may seem impossible, but it's not. It might take a while for you to adjust, but the results of not having high blood pressure are well worth it.

(1) National Public Health Study in Helsinki

(2) Link between high blood pressure and drinking coffee

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