As we all know that coffee seems to be like magical in our life. A number of research is done which links to reduce the risk of memory loss and provides the energy boost when we require it the most.
So what’s really wrong in that I don’t see? You may be not by purpose speak about some of the brew’s benefits depending on factors like when you drink it and what you add to it. So let us take a look at these six common mistakes, and find how to make more efficient coffee:
1) You down a cup at the time very early morning:
Making a coffee around early morning around 7 am won’t be doing much to your energy levels.
When you wakeup for first few hours your level of stress hormones is at the peak which will give you a natural boost.
So that’s why if you consume your first cup of coffee in between 10am-12pm when stress hormones starts decreasing it will maintain your energy level.
In that way it will make you feel good and boosted.
2) You assume dark roast has more antioxidants
There is the rule one should stick to: Consume the roast which tastes good not the one which has more antioxidants.
Dark roasted coffees have a sheen of oil on their surface and the coffee will generally have a smoky and bitter taste.Dark roasts associated with antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hypertensive properties due to high concentration of malenoids.
Light roast, by comparison, has no oil on their surface and a more toasted grain taste with a pronounced acidity. Light roasts helps to stabilize blood sugar due to the contents present in that i.e, phenolic compound chlorogenic acid.
3) To consume less Caffeine, consume less Light coast
Research made it clear that Dark coast contains less Caffeine than Light coast and the reason is that roasting burns off the caffeine.
So, if you think you are sensitive to caffeine then I would say French roast will be the good move.
4) Drinking too much?
There is a phrase that more is not always better, sometimes it’s just more.
So what I conclude from this is “Health associated with caffeine will complete at least five to six 8- ounce cups which nothing but 400mg of caffeine” said by Frances Largeman-Roth.
If your drink more than this it won’t do you any favors and for the people who have difficulty in controlling conditions like BP, diabetes, anxiety, etc could certainly outweigh the pros.
5. Adding more sugar to coffee
The best thing of coffee is that we use it to stable blood sugar levels and reduce risk of diabetes just because of antioxidants present in that. But what if we add sugar to it?
As Van Dam said ”Little sweetness is somehow okay but making it dessert will not help’. He also added that “The evidence is mixed”.
Most of the books says you can add some sugar and still deal with reduced risk of diabetes, while other show these benefits for unsweetened coffee drinkers.
6) You let your cup go cold
Have you ever made a coffee had a few sips, set it down, forget where you kept it and found it 2 hrs later and then reheat it, take few sips again and set it down?
Settling it down increases your coffee’s acidity that’s not huge health effect but extra acid may risk of heartburn and indigestion and contributes to erosion of tooth enamel.
Coffee which you make sit for long pack less antioxidants due to more air exposure. Researchers always suggest to drink in the period of time of 20 mins from brewing for maximum antioxidants benefits.