Pros And Cons Of Decaf Coffee
- Harshita Malhotra
Updated : September 27, 2022 16:09 IST
Decaf coffee has its own pros and cons.
Coffee that has been decaffeinated is similar to ordinary coffee but contains less caffeine. Since caffeine can never be totally eliminated, decaf coffee still has a minimal quantity of caffeine (around 3% compared to regular coffee), as was already explained. For instance, a cup of regular coffee contains approximately 95 milligrammes of caffeine, whereas a cup of decaf coffee contains only about 2 mg.
Is decaf coffee healthy?
If you want to avoid caffeine but still enjoy the health benefits of coffee, decaf coffee is good since it still has a lot of antioxidants. People who appreciate the taste of coffee but are sensitive to caffeine benefit from drinking decaffeinated coffee. Your health and medical history will determine if decaf coffee is beneficial for you.
Pros of drinking decaf coffee-
You can avoid the detrimental effects of caffeine in regular coffee by drinking decaf. The caffeine in coffee causes many people to have insomnia, restlessness, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, and anxiety.
Caffeine-induced health issues
In addition to heart palpitations and other health issues, caffeine can cause insomnia. Stimulants, diuretics, and acidic are the properties of caffeine. Decaf coffee can help minimise the effects of caffeine while allowing you to continue drinking coffee in your routine if you struggle with heartburn, intestinal issues, or difficulties sleeping.
Caffeine induced anxiety
Anxiety is a typical coffee adverse effect. Caffeine can cause jitters, which are feelings of uneasiness and restlessness. Coffee does not, however, induce anxiety; instead, it can exacerbate symptoms in those who are predisposed to anxiety. If you have anxiety and consume regular coffee, you might want to consider switching to decaf if you notice that it worsens your anxiety.
One study indicated that some individuals experience a gastrocolic response after consuming coffee, suggesting that it may have some laxative effects; however, this is currently under investigation. In the end, each person's body is unique, and you are the one who knows it best.
Cons of having decaf coffee
Some decaf coffee is produced using the same chemical as paint stripper, methyl chloride. In humans, exposure to high quantities of this chemical can have serious neurological effects, and animals exposed for an extended period may experience impacts on their central nervous systems. Even though trace levels of this substance are acceptable, read the labels of the decaf coffee you purchase. The bulk of the time, decaffeinated coffee uses methyl chloride as the decaffeinated agent.
The impact of decaf coffee on human cholesterol has been the subject of numerous studies. Others claim there is no effect, while some claim it raises cholesterol. Although the results are still preliminary, you should consult your doctor if you have any concerns about your cholesterol levels.