Most people around the world drink coffee as a main beverage. It is one of the famous beverages in the world. Many people love to drink coffee. But they suffer on the caffeine content in the coffee. They want to limit the caffeine intake due to various reasons, like health issues, personal preferences.Decaf coffee is the best option who wants to reduce their caffeine intake.it is the shorten form of decaffeinated coffee and it is just like normal coffee but, removed caffeine. Decaf coffee has made by removing 97% of caffeine from coffee beans.
How to remove caffeine from coffee and remaining amount of caffeine.
There are many ways to remove caffeine from coffee beans such as by water, carbonic dioxide and organic solvents. Method of removing caffeine from carbon dioxide name as Swiss water process.
It’s better to decaffeinate the coffee beans before they get roasted and ground. Taste and smell may become milder than regular coffee. And the color also change and it is depending on the method. But the nutritional value is same as regular coffee.
This coffee is not completely free with caffeine. Usually there are 3mg of caffeine in a cup while 1 cup of regular coffee contain 70-140 mg of caffeine. But this can vary due to coffee type, cup size and preparation method.
- Contains nutrients and antioxidants
Decaf coffee has about 15% lower amount of antioxidants than regular coffee since there is a small loss in decaffeination process. Hydrocinnamic acids and polyphenols are the main antioxidants contain in both regular and decaf coffee. Antioxidants can reduce the risk of heart diseases, cancers, and type 2diabetes.
Apart from antioxidants there are several types of nutrients, such as, magnesium, vitamin B3, niacin and potassium.
- Healthy liver function and reduce premature deaths.
Studies have shown that decaf coffee reduce the liver enzyme levels which act as a protective effect to the liver. This also link with reduction of premature deaths and death from stroke or heart diseases
- Reduce the symptoms of heartburn and risk of rectal cancer.
Most common side effect of drinking coffee is acid reflex or heartburn. But decaf coffee reduce this side effects since it cause significantly less acid reflux than regular coffee. And also drinking two or more decaf coffee cups may reduce the risk of rectal cancers from 48%.
- Anti-aging and prevent neurodegenerative diseases.
Drinking theses coffee have positive effects on age-related mental decline. Studies have shown that, decaf coffee can protect neurons in brain and this helps to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
People who need more decaf coffee.
Consumption of caffeine may vary due to various reasons. Most people consume less amount of caffeine since they have some medical issues. Usually healthy adults should avoid over 400mg of caffeine per day.
If you consume more caffeine it will effect on increasing blood pressure, increase stroke and heart disease as well as lack of sleep. Apart from that, massive usage of caffeine may cause problems in central nervous system, anxiety, restlessness, digestive and heart problems.
People who are taking medicine which can interact with caffeine should reduce the intake. Apart from that pregnant and breast feeding women have advised to reduce the caffeine intake. And also if you are suffering from anxiety and any sleeping problems, it’s better to have less caffeine beverages like decaf coffee or tea.