Do you like to drink coffee? Many people love coffee, but they also often abuse it.
Drinking more than 2-3 cups of coffee a day carries certain he alth risks. For this reason, many people turn to decaffeinated coffee. It has many he alth benefits for the body, but it also carries some risks.
We will surprise you with some interesting and little-known facts about decaffeinated coffee!
Caffeinated does not mean caffeine free
According to the World Food and Drug Agency regulation, coffee must have up to 97% caffeine removed to be labeled as decaffeinated. From this it follows that some 3% of caffeine remains, which still enters the body.
If you drink 5 to 10 cups of decaffeinated coffee a day, they will be the equivalent of 1-2 cups of regular coffee. This should be considered if you suffer from a condition directly related to caffeine.
The amount of caffeine in decaffeinated coffee varies
Caffeine content is different in different varieties of coffee. Regular coffee contains about 100 mg of caffeine per cup. Decaf can contain up to 20% caffeine.
There are different ways to process coffee
Some of the ways to remove caffeine from coffee are chemical, others organic, but unfortunately most require the intervention of chemicals as well.
One in ten coffee lovers turn to decaffeinated coffee
10% of coffee drinkers prefer decaf. Many people turn to decaffeinated to reduce the harmful effects of caffeine without depriving themselves of the aromatic cup of their favorite drink.
Decaffeinated coffee is good for the liver
Studies found that people who drank decaffeinated coffee for 10 years had lower levels of 4 liver enzymes associated with damage or inflammation.
Decaffeinated coffee reduces diabetes risk
Drinkers of decaffeinated coffee have up to 33% lower risk of type 2 diabetes. According to researchers, you can even indulge in up to 6 cups of the aromatic decaffeinated drink a day.
Decaffeinated coffee can raise cholesterol
According to the American Heart Association, decaffeinated coffee can raise levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), which carries some risks for heart he alth.
Researchers followed three groups of participants – those who drank three cups of coffee a day, those who drank three cups of decaffeinated coffee a day, and those who did not drink any coffee.
Three months later, only the group drinking decaffeinated coffee showed an 8% jump in apolipoprotein B, a component of LDL cholesterol.
Decaffeinated coffee reduces prostate cancer risk
In a study of 47,911 men conducted at the Harvard School of Public He alth, scientists found that men who consumed 4 or more cups of decaffeinated coffee per day had up to an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
The study also concluded that decaffeinated coffee reduced the risk of death by up to 60% in men already suffering from prostate cancer.