What`s The Healthiest Coffee You Can Drink?
The coffee shops are fighting for our favor, and even 7Eleven is now passionate about being able to do something special with the brown beans.
The mission here is not to scare you. I love coffee just like you, and 76% of women drink this refreshing drink. But does it matter which cup you choose when you want to quench the coffee thirst?
Some types of coffee are accused of being carcinogenic, others bad for blood sugar, while a third type is highlighted for the inhibitory effect on the development of all kinds of ills like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and type 2 diabetes.
In addition to the fact that your coffee intake should of course be associated with great enjoyment (and not addiction), it can also be directly beneficial to your health if you choose the right type.
We have talked to a leading coffee scientist Kjeld Hermansen and dietitian Anne Seidelin, who explain what makes your coffee healthy and what makes it the opposite.
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Here you get the top six:
# 6 The Latte
Brewing method of espresso, we still do not know so much about how many of the harmful substances in the beans are excreted in the water, and thus smoke down when you take a sip of your coffee. And it is the content of these that is crucial in assessing how good your cup is for you.
Coffee contains the two harmful substances kahweol and cafestol, which can adversely affect your cholesterol levels and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, and which are best filtered out when using a filter for the brewing method, which is not the case here.
In addition, the amount of milk is also a significant but because the heated milk contains milk sugar which can cause fluctuations in your blood sugar. Therefore, to reduce it, it is best to stick to latte or cappuccino with whole milk rather than less fat milk. Because the fats help stabilize your blood sugar, which is a good thing in the end. So enjoy a small, but good-natured latte instead when the urge arises.
# 5 French Press
If coffee is to be served to many, the plunger is a favorite method that is easy and straightforward. But because the water draws with the coffee beans even after you push the filter down, most of the two harmful substances are excreted by this method, which makes the plunger a weak candidate for the healthiest and best cup, even if it can taste heavenly.
- What it is: A simple method of coffee brewing, which provides a rich coffee. Coarsely ground coffee beans are poured with water and pressed down into the bottom of the pot using a plunger with a wire screen.
- Tip: Take the foam off the top with a spoon before putting the top on and stamping the coffee.
- Health value: You do not take damage from a cup of punch coffee occasionally, but high consumption can be questionable. The problem is the coarse pitcher’s coarse filter, which allows several harmful substances to seep into the coffee. A daily intake of 4-5 cups of plunger coffee may involve a risk of cholesterol levels and the blood content of the blood vessel harmful substance homocysteine.
# 4 Espresso
The sheer result of this brewing method is a better candidate for the healthiest cup than the plunger, because the coffee does not have a potentially long draw time, as it does with a plunger if you don’t drink it fast. However, the two substances are still secreted, so this is not a “pious” cup.
Another reason why it doesn’t get a higher ranking is that espresso beans often have a harder roasting than beans used for regular coffee. The roasting creates the substance acrylamide, which has been proven carcinogenic and also the reason why you should not make it a habit to shame your bread, although the taste may appeal to your taste buds.
- What is it: Concentrated, intense coffee, served in a small cup and is also the basis for popular coffee drinks such as caffe latte and cappuccino. Made by pressing 92-95 degrees hot water at high pressure through a small, tightly packed portion of coffee.
- Tip: The lead time for an espresso should be approx. 25 seconds.
- Health value: When it comes to the content of cafestol and kahweol, espresso places itself in the middle field. The content of the potentially harmful substances is lower than in, for example, stamp coffee, but higher than in filter coffee. The espresso gives you all the coffee’s antioxidants and is rich in the substance N-methylpyridinium, which among other things. It reduces stomach acid production and therefore espresso may actually be more gentle on the stomach than other types of coffee.
# 3 Coffee Capsules & Pods
Research on this type of coffee is also minimal, but the diet supervisor points out that the variant, made of small “pillows” that act as filters, and not foil, is the healthiest alternative of the two, because kahweol and cafestol will probably be sorted from, as is also the case with filter coffee. The foil, on the other hand, can be equated with the next candidate; espresso. If you want to read a little more on the different Pod coffee machines, you can read this article here.
- What is it: A big hit in recent years. The coffee in the small capsules is available in countless flavors, and the machine makes a cup of coffee in an instant.
- Tip: Before brewing, rinse the machine thoroughly. So your coffee gets the right temperature and you avoid the taste being affected by leftovers from the previous brew.
- Health value: The health effect is not known with certainty, but a 10 times higher content of coffee fat than in filter coffee does not speak to the capsule’s advantage. However, many cups need to be taken daily before there is a risk of cholesterol levels. A study last year showed a high prevalence of bacteria and fungi in capsule machines, so that lack of hygiene can drag down the health account.
# 2 Instant coffee
If you have also heard rumors that the freeze-dried pearls are bad for your health, then there is good news. For Nescafé and other instant coffee types boast a second place here on the list. This is because the coffee is made in the same way as the filter coffee before it is freeze-dried and therefore the harmful substances are minimized. And this is the way forward if you want the healthiest cup.
Rumors that the type here should be carcinogenic are also just that; rumors. A new study, according to the coffee scientist, disproves the theory that the freeze-dried coffee should cause cancer, so you can safely mix a cup.
- What is it: Today every 5 cups of coffee in Denmark are made from instant coffee. The powder consists of 100 per cent. coffee. The beans are roasted, ground and dissolved in high temperature water. It provides a viscous coffee concentrate, which is then either freeze-dried or spray-dried to the finished powder.
- Tip: Use the powder within 4-6 weeks after opening, where it tastes best.
- Health value: Coffee roe does not have much left over for the powder coffee, but in terms of health there is no indication that it is inferior to ‘real’ coffee. Most of the harmful substances are filtered off in the drying process. The caffeine content is significantly lower than in, for example, machine coffee. This is a disadvantage if you go for the stimulating effect, but an advantage if you experience, for example, sleep problems when you are taking caffeine.
# 1 Filter Coffee
Meet your healthiest coffee crush. Filter coffee. Although this black drink has often been excreted for example to damage our bones, because caffeine is diuretic, and thus increases calcium excretion through the urine, there is a minimal effect that will never be endangered – unless your intake of coffee is also dangerous. , and then that’s a whole other issue you need to work on.
Three to four cups of coffee daily have been shown to have numerous beneficial effects. If you belong to the group that is fond of splashing milk in the coffee, can 30 ml. offset the secretion of calcium by a single cup of filter coffee, according to the coffee scientist.
So drink three to four cups of your filter coffee brewed on not-too-dark-roasted 30 ml beans. milk, and preferably stay away from sugar and especially sweetener. And preferably before 16 o’clock, the black gold will affect your sleep.
- What it is: It is still the machine most people go to, although new brewing methods have emerged.
- Tip: Lime, dirt and old coffee residues in the pot go beyond the taste. As a rule of thumb, the machine should be descaled after 40 brews.
- Health value: Most research into the disease-preventative effect of coffee has been done on filter coffee, so here you are for absolutely sure reason. The filter removes the coffee grease and thus also the questionable substances cafestol and kahweol. The filter coffee also has a high content of chlorogenic acid and other substances that are believed to be the cause of the coffee’s effect against type 2 diabetes.
A little Bonus Info..
Watch out for the calories!There are no calories in a cup of black coffee, but it is quite different with some of the popular coffee drinks. Milk, sugar and syrup can quickly turn the healthy brew into a calorie heavy game.
- Caramel latte: 427 kcal.
- Frapino coffee espresso: 424 kcal.
- Caffe latte: 222 kcal.
- Latte Macchiato: 222 kcal.
- Cappucino: 190 kcal.
- Caffe latte, soy milk: 154 kcal.
- Ice latte: 130 kcal.
- Caffe latte, skimmed milk: 120 kcal.
- Cortado: 38 kcal.
- Espresso macchiato: 13 kcal.