Adding milk to coffee interferes with the absorption of its antioxidants

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Adding milk to coffee prevents the body from absorbing the beneficial substances it contains, such as polyphenols.

Coffee lovers should take note: drink it is best served black, that is, without adding milk or cream – Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported this, citing a publication by Express. In his article, neuroscientist Robert Love explained why adding milk to coffee reduces the healthfulness of the drink.

“Numerous studies confirm that regular coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and Parkinson's disease. But by adding milk or cream, you significantly reduce the benefits of coffee,” said the specialist.
Robert Love noted that the peculiarity of coffee is its saturation with polyphenols – antioxidants that effectively fight inflammation in the body and improve its protection against the development of such dangerous ailments such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases.

But milk added to coffee interferes with the absorption of these valuable substances.

“Milk proteins bind to polyphenols, reducing their absorption and the body’s ability to absorb these substances and benefit from them,” said Robert Love.
Meanwhile, who prefers drinks with added milk, the scientist recommends using alternative versions (for example, coconut milk).

In addition, you should not put sugar in your coffee.

What is really useful to add to coffee for deepening The taste and beneficial effect of the drink is ghee, the expert stated.

Earlier, the portal wrote that adults should limit the consumption of dairy products, therapist Lyudmila Lapa spoke about this in more detail.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.