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Should you drink decaffeinated coffee and who should avoid it

Should you drink decaffeinated coffee and who should avoid it Should you drink decaffeinated coffee and what are its benefits (photo:

Some people make the decision to give up caffeine or are advised to do so by their doctors. However, breaking the habit of drinking coffee is very difficult, so they opt for decaffeinated coffee options.

Whether it's worth drinking such coffee and what benefits it offers, explains Dr. Yurii Haborets on Instagram.

Decaffeinated coffee is made from coffee beans from which at least 96% of the caffeine has been removed using various technologies. For instance, beans are washed in a special solvent, treated with carbon dioxide, or filtered through activated charcoal.

The nutritional value of coffee remains unchanged, while its taste and aroma may become milder. This type of coffee contains approximately 3 mg of caffeine per cup, compared to regular coffee which typically contains between 70 to 140 mg.

According to the doctor, if you've decided to cut back on caffeine but find it hard to give up the habit of drinking coffee, decaffeinated coffee is a good choice. It won't cause insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, or heart palpitations.

He advises choosing only high-quality decaffeinated beverages and explains how to gradually wean your body off caffeine altogether. Additionally, Yurii Haborets recommends transitioning over time to safer alternatives such as chicory or cocoa, as decaffeinated coffee does not lead to dependency. However, it can increase stomach acid secretion and leach calcium from bones. Limiting intake to one or two cups per day can mitigate these effects, according to the expert.

People with stomach problems or those taking medications that interact with caffeine should avoid decaffeinated coffee, and pregnant women should consume it cautiously.

Previously, we discussed what happens to your body when you completely abstain from alcohol.

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