Expert opinion from Carolina Castro

PhD Candidate (Health Services), Post Graduate Functional Clinical Nutrition, Bachelor's Degree Nutrition and Dietetics · 7 years of experience · Australia

Coffee can increase heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate, which puts extra strain on your lungs. Because of this, caffeine in excessive consumption can make it more difficult to breathe and control COPD symptoms like fatigue.

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Expert opinion from Madison Deakin

Bachelor's degree, Nutrition and Food science · 3 years of experience · Australia

It's very important to maintain adequate hydration levels if you have COPD. Because coffee can dehydrate the body, its best to either avoid coffee, or compensate by consuming more water.

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Expert opinion from Isis Lima Souza

Bachelor in Nutrition · 11 years of experience · Brazil

The beneficial effects on lung function and COPD have been described from a diet rich in antioxidants including vitamins and polyphenols, mainly from fresh fruits and vegetables and fish. About coffee intake studies point out very little impact on parameters of COPD. Besides that, Green tea intake, which is also a source of caffeine, demonstrated an inverse association with the development in emphysema.

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