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Learn how it's the coffee that's easier on your Heart, Stomach & Smile!


why coffee can raise bad cholesterol

Scientific Studies Show Espresso and French Press Can Raise (LDL) Cholesterol

According to medical experts, high cholesterol is tied to heart disease and is the most common cause of death around the world.

  • Shortly after 2009, research from Harvard & Baylor Universities revealed that coffee made from Espressos & French Press devices were often high in “Cafestol”.

  • “Cafestol” is the highest cholesterol elevating compound known, according to Dr. David Moore, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.

  • We partnered with specialized coffee testing & research to compare various coffee to coffee brewed with the BOD® system.

Baylor College Of Medicine Doctor Says Cafestol Is The Most Potent Cholesterol Elevating Compound Known

Published research from Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard University shows that Cafestol could be harmful to your health. According to Dr. David Moore, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, Cafestol is the most potent cholesterol elevating compound known. Dr. Marie-Louise Ricketts, a postdoctoral student and first author of the report, also supports that French press coffee and espresso contain the highest levels of Cafestol.

Single Serve, Espresso, & French Press Have Dramatically Higher Levels Of Cafestol Than BodyBrew® Coffee System

  • High Cholesterol is directly linked to heart disease, and is the most common cause of death around the world.

  • Molecular Endocrinology studies also confirmed that “cafestol” is the most potent cholesterol elevating compound found in the human diet.

  • The consumption of unfiltered coffee (boiled, French-press, Turkish, etc) raises triacylglycerol & low-density lipoprotein (LDL) concentrations in humans.

  • A higher intake of boiled coffee(s) also is associated with hypercholesterolemia, & risks of coronary heart disease due to “cafestol” levels. Molecular Endocrinology Report

Cafestol Lab Test Results

Cafestol Lab Test Results Diluted sample = 2 oz. of BOD cold brew extract with 6 oz. water.
Lab Test Results Summary
  • French Press

    French Press

    697% Higher
    6x more
  • Single Serve

    Single Serve

    5,177% Higher
    51x more
  • Espresso

    Espresso

    7,621% Higher
    76x more

Stomach issues? Heartburn? GERD?
Do you love coffee, but hate the aftermath? Then Cold Brew Coffee just might do the trick.


why coffee can cause heartburn, GERD, acid reflux

Is Espresso, or French Press Giving You A Burning Stomach, Heartburn or GERD?
Your coffee maker may be the cause!

  • According to the Cleveland Clinic, 1 out of every 10 adults experience bouts of heartburn, or other acid-related maladies per week.

  • High acid levels in certain kinds of coffee could be responsible for stomach upset, heartburn or even the aggravation of acid reflux & GERD.

  • Our lab tests showed that cold brewed coffee had remarkably lower levels of “Titratable” acids, when compared to other brewing methods. Healthline.com has also confirmed this.

However, not all cold brew is created equal. For example, cold brewing coffee using a French press shows 31% more Titratable (an approximation of the Total Acidity of a solution) acids than our cold extraction method.

Total Acids Lab Test Results

Titratable Acidity Percentages Compared to BodyBrew Dilution Total Acids Lab Test Results Diluted sample = 2 oz. of BOD cold brew extract with 6 oz. water.
Lab Test Results Summary
  • Espresso

    Espresso

    438% Higher
    4x more

Total Acids Lab Test Results

Titratable Acidity Percentages Compared to BodyBrew Concentrate Acids Concentrated Concentrated Sample
Lab Test Results Summary
  • French press

    French Press

    31.3% Higher
    31% more
  • Espresso

    Espresso

    51.3% Higher
    51% more

Espresso Is High In Tannic Acid & May Lead To Acid Wear, Tooth Decay & Stained Teeth

Tannic Acid Staining Teeth

  • The Texas A&M Health Sciences studies, Baylor College of Dentistry as well as the President of the Academy of General Dentistry all confirm that Tannic acid in coffee can stain teeth and weaken tooth enamel. Enamel is what protects your teeth and cannot be grown back.

  • Hot coffee tends to make your teeth expand and contract, allowing acids from hot-brewed coffee to penetrate the natural pits and grooves of your teeth.

  • Tannic acids can wear your teeth down and promote decay, making cavities more likely. Our lab tests exemplified the fact that cold brewed coffee was also incredibly lower in these tannic acids when compared to other traditional brewing methods.

Teeth Damage From Tannic Acid
Yellow Teeth
Yellow Stained
Teeth
Enamel Erosion Teeth
Enamel Erosion-Acid
Wear
Cavities Teeth
Cavities & Tooth
Decay

Coffee brewed in a French-press revealed 68% higher tannic acid levels. Espresso machines proved even higher, at about 858% higher tannic acid levels. (Or, 8 times the amount as BodyBrew cold brew methods)

Tannic Acids* Lab Test Results

Tannic Acidity Percentages Compared to BodyBrew Concentrate Tannic Acids Concentrated Sample
Lab Test Results Summary
  • French press

    French Press

    68.9% Higher
    69% more
  • Espresso

    Espresso

    851% Higher
    8x more


*Acid testing was conducted in 2017 and scientifically supervised by Coffee Enterprises, a lab specializing in coffee testing.

**The information provided on this page in not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Cafestol and Acid lab tests may vary and only applies to the coffee samples analyzed tests were conducted according to each coffee maker manufacturer's instructions. BodyBrew® makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or adequacy of the information provided to us from third party providers. Lab tests may vary depending on type of coffee used and other variables. BodyBrew® disclaims all liability for errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may occur as a result of testing errors. BodyBrew® is committed to ongoing testing and education to better understand the healthy coffee properties in cold extraction coffee.

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