Is It Good To Drink Coffee With Milk?

Posted by larylary on August 14th, 2019

I was aproached one day by one of my friends with a weird question. 

Question: “I have heard many times that it is not good to drink coffee with milk. Can you tell me if this is true and if so, what is the reason? Thanks in advance."

To get the answer I reached friend of mine from who is an expert in this field. Here's what he had to say.

Answer: “When it comes to coffee, it should be emphasized that it is the most commonly used beverage in the world. However, it is much more than a tasty beverage, since people usually hang out with her, talk, etc. It contains a lot of ingredients, but certainly the most well-known is caffeine, which belongs to the so-called. ergogenic substances. Because of caffeine, healthy adults should limit their coffee consumption to no more than six cups a day. Coffee also contains an ingredient called cafestol, which stimulates an increase in LDL cholesterol levels (called bad cholesterol). However, the content and amount of cafestol depends on the type of coffee we consume, that is, it depends on its preparation.

Turkish coffee has the highest amount of cafestol, the smallest amount is the filter coffee, and espresso coffee is in the middle in the content of cafestol. Specifically, as far as your question is concerned, milk and coffee are the only bad combination when drinking Turkish coffee and whole milk coffee containing more milk fat. Drinking coffee with skim milk has no ill effect on the health of the commonly known effect of ordinary black coffee.

Otherwise, such claims that coffee is not good to drink with milk came as a result of research showing that it is not good to drink tea with milk, which is a habit in the UK. Namely, tea contains the antioxidants of catechins, and milk is a protein casein that binds catechins to itself and inactivates them, preventing their action against free radicals. However, research has shown that milk has absolutely no effect on the bioavailability of polyphenols, the antioxidants found in coffee. ”

Responsible: Health Inspector, James Brooks