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Coffee with milk may have anti-inflammatory properties.

Research indicates that Coffee with milk may have anti-inflammatory properties.

To defend us against bacteria, viruses, and other external invaders, our immune systems release white blood cells and chemical compounds. This reaction, also known as inflammation, occurs when our tendons and muscles are overworked and are characteristic of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Polyphenols, which are antioxidants found in people, plants, fruits, and vegetables, aid in the fight against inflammation. This category of antioxidants is also used by the food industry to reduce oxidation and the decline of food quality in order to prevent rancidity and off flavors.

Polyphenols are also known to benefit humans because they reduce oxidative stress, which causes inflammation in the body.

However, there is still much to learn about polyphenols. Only a few studies have looked into how polyphenols interact with other molecules, such as the proteins added to our meals.

Is it possible that something as simple as a cup of coffee with milk can reduce inflammation in people? According to a recent study, this is the case.

The presence of proteins and antioxidants doubles the anti-inflammatory effects in immune cells. Milk is high in protein, while coffee beans are high in polyphenols.

Caffeine’s effects vary depending on your genetics.

Although it is thought to improve overall health, some people experience anxiety, headaches, stomach pains, or high blood pressure.

If you want to check your DNA against research, it can be done, for example, at Life DNA.  Some may have DNA tests from websites such as MyHeritage. They can be uploaded to Life DNA and used there.

Caffeine sensitivity is influenced in two ways:

  • For starters, you may metabolize caffeine more slowly, making you more sensitive to its effects.
  • Second, depending on your genetic variations, caffeine may lower your bone density.

These two factors are combined to determine how much caffeine you can safely consume in a day.

However, caution should be exercised to avoid overconsumption of caffeine. It can cause sleeplessness, nervousness, and restlessness. Caffeine also causes stomach irritation, acid reflux, nausea and vomiting, and an increased heart rate.

According to the FDA (USA), 400 mg of caffeine per day (about 4 cups of coffee or 1 liter of energy drinks) is safe for most adults, but consuming more than 1.200 mg of caffeine can be toxic.

Caffeine Metabolism and Sensitivity

How much should you drink?

Caffeine’s effects on your body can vary depending on your genetics. Although it is thought to improve overall health, some people experience anxiety, headaches, stomach pains, or high blood pressure.

In general, limiting your caffeine intake to the morning can help you improve your sleep patterns and restfulness if that is an issue for you.

Lifestyle Modifications That Work

  • Avoid exceeding 600mg of caffeine per day. Even if your body is not particularly sensitive to caffeine, excessive consumption can have long-term effects on blood pressure, the brain, and the digestive system. When possible, try to stick to the recommended 200-400mg of caffeine spread out throughout the day.
  • Find low-caffeine teas or fresh juice as alternatives to high-caffeine products the next time you’re in line at a coffee shop. Caffeine can be addictive, but the good news is that abstaining from high caffeine levels for a few weeks will reduce your tolerance, and you’ll be back to a regular and healthy caffeine intake in no time!
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks with a lot of sugar or artificial flavors. Aside from high levels of caffeine, energy drinks frequently contain ingredients that can be harmful if consumed in large quantities (such as sweeteners or up to 41g of sugar)
  • If you need a caffeine energy boost, try a 100% Arabica coffee (which contains less caffeine than Robusta), tea, or Yerba Mate.


Caffeine intake and CYP1A2 variants associated with high caffeine intake protect non-smokers from hypertension, Guessous I et ai., 2010

Genome-wide association study of caffeine metabolites provides new insight do caffeine metabolism and dietary caffeine-consumption behavior, Cornelis MC at ai., 2016.

Habitual coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease: a Mendelian randomization study, Kwok MK et al., 2016.

Genome-wide association analysis of coffee drinking suggests an association with CYP1A1/CYP1A2 and NRCAM, Amin N et al., 2012


The information on this website is NOT intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Always consult a physician or qualified healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet.

Claudia Renata Peres Münch-Yttereng
CRO sorze4 AS
Master of Science, Nutrition, obesity and eating disorders,


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