Coffee vs decaf

When life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee ☕ 

Coffee!! Addiction is something we all are familiar with. Coffee has always been subject of a huge number of studies. Weather you drink coffee for throwing away morning sickness or you have several cups in the office before calling it a day, we all love to sip a hot steaming cup of coffee everyday.

Some of you may hold a cup of coffee while reading this and we often get confused about picking between caffeinated/decaf coffee. So which coffee is good for you?

Regular coffee

Coffee: a magical substance that turns ‘leave me alone or die‘ into ‘good morning, honey!‘ Coffee is a beverage that has been consumed all around the globe. Talking about coffee, caffeine is the first word that comes in our mind. That is stimulant and having too much of it makes you addicted.

Pros of coffee

  • Gives you energy
  • High source of antioxidants
  • Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Increases endurance and physical performance
  • Improves heart health
  • Burns fat

Cons

As extremes are always bad, drinking too much coffee has some health disadvantages too.

  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Elevated stress levels
  • Stomach ulcers

Decaf coffee

Decaf is an abstract term for decaffeinated coffee and served largely in fancy high streets brews. As the name suggests, we assume that decaf doesn’t contain any caffeine. In reality, decaf contains very less amount of caffeine (97% caffeine removed) compared to regular coffee. Decaf is not caffeine-free.

Many of us are very obsessed with our coffee and use to consume 3-4 cups a day whether being in office, studying or just because we are addicted to it. Eventually, we end up having sleeping issues and make up our minds to curb down the quantity. So here comes the decaf as a good news.

Pros of decaf coffee

  • If someone is trying to reduce caffeine-intake, decaf coffee helps
  • Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Improves cognitive behavior
  • Doesn’t disturb sleep pattern if not taken too much
  • Helps with caffeine withdrawal symptoms

Cons

  • Heartburn
  • Decaf coffee is linked to elevated LDL levels
  • May increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Creates negative calcium level in body and affects your bone density

Decaffeinated coffee is a processed coffee. It often loses the vital antioxidants while processing, also treated with CO2 and other organic solvents.

How to get maximum benefits from coffee?

Whether you are a coffee lover or drink coffee once a while, to get maximum benefits one shouldn’t add too much sugar and artificial flavors to it.

Consuming excess coffee is harmful to health, so try not to have more than 2 cups in a day.

Which coffee is good for you?

Both the coffee have some benefits and side effects. Decaf coffee helps when you’re trying to limit your caffeine intake or you don’t like to have caffeine products. So listen to your body needs and choose sensibly.

Coffee doesn’t just taste delicious but is also loaded with many health benefits. I believe moderation is the only rule of a healthy life. So don’t load your coffee with extra cream and drink it guilt free.

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