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Is Decaffeinated Coffee Bad For You - Know For Yourself

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The coffee that has most of the caffeine removed from it is known as decaffeinated coffee or decaf. The main ingredient in coffee is caffeine which is known for causing addiction. Caffeine affects the central nervous system to overcome fatigue and sleepiness. As more and more people are switching to decaffeinated coffee as they become aware of the effects of caffeine on the body..


But is decaffeinated coffee safe for us? What are the effects of decaffeinated coffee on our health?


As per the recent studies, it is revealed that decaffeinated coffee might not be healthier than regular coffee.  Let’s find out the reason.


Decaf coffee has caffeine- The decaffeinated coffee is not 100% free of caffeine. Decaf coffee also contains caffeine but it is in a very small amount.


Decaf coffee raises cholesterol- Decaffeinated coffee is made from Robusta beans. These beans are rich in flavor and also have a higher fat content which increases the production of fatty acids in the body. This further leads to increase in body cholesterol.


Decaf coffee increases the risk of heart diseases- Since we already know that decaffeinated coffee increases the body cholesterol, which means that this coffee also increases the risk of heart diseases.


Also, the decaffeinated coffee and the regular coffee both contain chlorogenic acid which is capable of raising the homocysteine level in the body, thus making the body prone to many cardiovascular diseases.


Decaffeinated coffee causes acidity-   Coffee stimulates the secretion of gastric acid and can be very harmful for those who have acid reflux disease and gastric ulcers. Heartburns are also very usual after having coffee. Pregnant women should restrict the excessive coffee consumption.


Decaffeinated coffee can cause Osteoporosis- Excessive intake of decaf coffee leads to demineralization of bone which further worsens resulting in Osteoporosis.


Other effects of decaffeinate coffee- Glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers can be also caused by excessive intake of decaf coffee.


Caffeinated or decaffeinated, coffee has its own effects on the health. Don’t say no to this beverage but drink it in moderation.


 


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