The Benefits of Drinking Coffee
I will share with you from research I have done. Coffee has health benefits and why coffee is good for you, and how it also helps prevent certain cancers and diseases—a comparison between Instant and Regular type coffees.
I have loved drinking coffee most of my life. As I am sure most of us have, or we all depend upon caffeine to give us our morning, mid-afternoon jolts to get us through the day.
Anyway, whichever it may be. I have done some research, and I continue to keep up with the latest health news about coffee.
Today I am sharing what information I have learned about instant coffee -vs.- whole bean ground coffees. I will share facts from a few prominent universities, research labs worldwide, and my own opinion as I have been enjoying coffee for more than 30 years now.
The Difference Between Instant and Regular Ground Coffees
From the research, I have done on Instant -vs. Whole bean coffees have a few differences, such as lower caffeine 65 mg in a cup of instant. In some cases, almost 100 mg less per cup.
A regular cup of Whole bean coffee at home using a filter will have between 100 – 150 mg per cup, Percolated 80 – 100 mg, espresso & cappuccino both around 80 mg, and using French Press, and Turkish coffees are 150 – 160 mg per cup. As you can see, there is a substantial difference between Turkish, French Press, and the instant.
For those who like the extra kick in the morning, freeze-dried coffee would not be your preference. Many freeze-dried (instant) coffees have a bitter taste that can sometimes be unpleasant and up to 60mg less caffeine per cup compared to regular ground coffees.
There are a few health risks of drinking coffee. If you drink more than 7 cups of instant coffee a day, some studies have shown people are known to have hallucinations. How true that is, I do not know.
Studies have shown the chemical compound Acrylamide may cause cancer and nerve damage in test animals. Scientists also link bladder cancer to excessive coffee drinking. Cafestol is proven to increase cholesterol in unfiltered coffees. It can also lead to heart disease.
The thing is, Food and Nutrition Science Organizations have just begun to study the types of health issues and benefits you will experience from drinking coffee and how much coffee you consume in a day just in the last couple of decades. They are still learning and finding new issues and benefits of coffee and many other foods.
Do you drink your coffee black?
In my own opinion, the unhealthy add-ins that we put into our caffeinated beverages are what makes them harmful. All the extras added are the source of most illness and discomfort. Its recommended drinking black coffee in its purest form. Leave out all the sugary fillers that make it taste better.
With that said we will move on to the good stuff.
Real Benefits of Coffee Consumption
The video above explains the benefits and discomfort of drinking coffee compliments Mount Sinai Medical Centers. Watch the video, then continue reading for more information.
Regular and instant coffees have both proven to have beneficial health rewards. There is a list of good things. Men and women who drink 3 to 5 cups a day will decrease the risk of some breast cancers, diabetes, increase blood circulation, and improves blood sugar.
It helps lower the chances of Parkinson’s disease and depression, just to name a few. As most of us already know, it is an excellent natural laxative to keep our internal plumbing functioning properly.
There are many different brand names and generic brands ranging in caffeine levels, as I mentioned earlier.
There are also antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients in both types of coffee found in many different fruits and vegetables. After all, it does come from a plant with berries on them.
Coffee has also improved memory and cognitive functions in the brain. Just the aroma of coffee brewing has decreased the effects, of depression which I can understand. Every time I smell fresh coffee, I feel calmer and happy.
A Healthy Conclusion
So as you see from my findings, coffee is good for you. With exceptions like many other food and beverages, in moderation, it is good for us. It is when we use something in large amounts that it starts to do more harm than good.