What’s coffee without caffeine? But we human beings are always on the hunt for something that allows us to enjoy the best of something without disposing ourselves to its ill-effects. This quest of humans led to the creation of decaf coffee.
Coffee is loved by people all over the world. There are coffee plantations in some parts of the world, and each has its own flavor and quality. It is the caffeine in coffee that gives people the much-needed energy boost. It keeps you awake for hours and allows you enjoy a full day.
When we step out to remove caffeine from coffee, we cannot but accept that there will be some amount of caffeine left in the coffee. Hence, truly decaf coffee doesn’t exist. It is only a certain percentage that makes it decaf.
Those who have health issues with caffeine consumption should be careful.
Looking at the brighter side of things, coffee has antioxidants and coffee drinkers are better poised to fight some diseases than non-drinkers. Some of these are directly related to our health, while others are secondary benefits.
- Coffee elevates mood, energy levels and various aspects of the brain function.
- Coffee helps burn fat.
- Caffeine in coffee enhances physical performance.
- Coffee does contain some minerals and nutrients.
- Coffee helps lower your risk of diabetes.
- Drinking coffee may help prevent dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease.
- Coffee may also prevent the other common neurodegenerative disease – Parkinson’s.
- Your morning cuppa can help protect the liver.
- Coffee can help fight depression and increase your happiness levels.
- Coffee drinkers at lower risk of contracting certain types of cancers.
- Coffee may cause an increase in blood pressure, but the risk reduces if you drink regularly.
Coffee is an important part of the Western diet. A single serving of coffee may contain about 85 mg of caffeine in comparison to about 3-16 mg of caffeine in a cup of decaf coffee.
If you drink more than one cup every day, you may consider cutting back on the quantity. Or switch to decaf coffee. But decaf coffee is not really like coffee.
There is a slight difference in taste and tone which coffee lovers may not like. The amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee varies depending on the beans that were used. Some beans result in more amount of caffeine than others. Robusta and Arabica are the most common coffee varieties used. It is also important to note that heavy drinkers may find no benefit in switching to decaf coffee as the caffeine amount will total to something similar to what they would get from caffeinated coffee.
It is best to cut down on the total number of cups you consumer per day.
Caffeine, however, is not found only in coffee. Hence, it is best to speak to experts to find out what other food to avoid.
A strong, rich flavored coffee doesn’t naturally have more caffeine. In fact, light roast coffee is found to pack more jolt.