Among the many coffee variations on the market, one that is very trendy is decaffeinated. Made especially for those who do not want or cannot take caffeine without renouncing the tasty and intoxicating taste of the most popular drink in the world, it is a variety that, over the years, has found a strong demand and is also very popular among young people.
But what is meant, specifically, by decaffeinated coffee?
The mixture Dec is obtained through decaffeinization, that is the process that literally “eliminates caffeine” from coffee beans in a chemical-physical way.
Caffeine is an alkaloid, which has an obvious influence on the body.
The main consequences that can be found following its intake are:
These activities can lead to different side effects, such as:
For all these reasons, especially for the most sensitive subjects, we proceed with decaffeination with the aim of realizing a real coffee, complete with all its taste properties, despite the absence of caffeine.
The decaffeination process is applied to seeds of coffee still green, then before being subjected to roasting and roasting and can take place in 2 different ways:
The second method is certainly the one that maintains the organoleptic and taste characteristics of coffee, making it almost confusable with a caffeine-based drink.
The consumption of decaffeinated coffee, according to numerous studies, brings benefits evident to the body:
Since it is caffeine free, it can also be consumed by people with heart problems or prone to hypertension. Being also hypocaloric, it lends itself as an excellent element to be included in food diets, thanks to its ability to promote digestion. Moreover, it is a valid analgesic in case of severe headaches.
Like all irritating drinks, despite the absence of caffeine, can cause or worsen symptoms of gastritis and gastric reflux. However, these consequences can be easily controlled by paying attention to the amount taken daily.