Decaffeinated coffee: what you need to know

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Posted on 08.24.23

In recent times more and more people have chosen to drink decaffeinated coffee, perhaps because it is thought that caffeine can have a highly stimulating effect on the body. But what are the advantages and disadvantages that can exist in the body by choosing to drink decaffeinated coffee?

Decaffeinated coffee is as good as a normal coffee and is simply deprived of caffeine which is a natural energy that also has various beneficial properties for our body.

Often drinking decaffeinated coffee is almost a requirement for many people. Here’s what there is to know about decaffeinated coffee.

The properties of decaffeinated coffee

Decaffeinated coffee and the nervous system

Caffeine is an alkaloid and as such has a stimulating action on the central nervous system, therefore those suffering from anxiety or high blood pressure tend to avoid consuming caffeine which could affect nervousness, tachycardia and insomnia.

Obviously a healthy person can absolutely drink caffeine in a moderate way without running into any problems.

Decaffeinated: how to obtain it

The caffeine is eliminated through a process with carbon dioxide, a complex but widely used process. The coffee beans are treated with steam, placed in cylinders and treated with carbon dioxide at a certain pressure and at a specific temperature. No harmful solvents are used and the coffee taste remains intact.

How much decaffeinated coffee to drink

Although the coffee is decaffeinated, there is still a small percentage of caffeine and this is the reason that one should not exaggerate with the intake. In fact, we can drink a moderate amount, about three cups a day, if we don't want to have contraindications, which can occur in particularly sensitive subjects.

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