Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It is very invigorating in the morning and gives energy for the whole day, and can also help speed up metabolism. However, it has side effects that do not allow many people to enjoy their favorite taste.
It is good that there is decaffeinated coffee. We understand all the properties of the drink in our article.
Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is regular coffee from which caffeine is extracted. This is done by various methods: using water, organic solvents, carbon filters or carbon dioxide. The output is a drink with a slightly changed taste and color, which does not contain caffeine.
However, in fact about 3 milligrams of caffeine per cup in the final product still remains. But this is usually not enough to provoke high blood pressure, headaches or other unpleasant effects of coffee. For comparison: a cup of regular coffee usually contains 70-140 milligrams of caffeine ten times more.
Coffee in general (and decaf in particular) is often accused of a lot of "sins". But is it that harmful? Studies show the opposite. Thus, it has been proven that coffee is a unique source of a huge number of antioxidants that actively fight cardiovascular disease, oncology and diabetes. Decaffeinated coffee usually contains 15% less of these nutrients, but it is still enough to fill the daily norm. Also, one cup contains 2.4% of the recommended daily allowance of magnesium and 2.5% of the daily allowance of vitamin B3. It may seem that these are quite modest figures, but they increase significantly if you drink 2-3 cups of decaf a day.
Regular coffee intake also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 7%. In addition, researchers have linked decaffeinated coffee to a reduced risk of premature death and enhanced liver protective properties. Thus, it turns out that decaf retains many useful properties of ordinary coffee, while eliminating all the side effects of caffeine. So, in moderate doses, this drink will only be useful.