The coffee that is brewed at home is not necessarily healthier for you than coffee that comes from a machine, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The findings suggest that if you are looking to make a healthier decision on which coffee to drink, look no further than the caffeinated variety, which can be a healthier option if consumed with moderation.
“There are two types of coffee, one that’s brewed at the home, and the other that’s not, according the American Coffee Association,” said Dr. Robert Katz, a professor of health sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine.
“The caffeine content of the coffee is not significantly different than that of the regular cup of coffee.
And there’s a big difference in the amount of fat in the regular coffee versus the caffeine-free coffee.”
Katz also pointed out that a cup of regular coffee has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup brewed in a coffee machine, meaning that if your goal is to reduce your caffeine intake, the first thing to consider is whether you’re going to be drinking coffee on a regular basis.
“If you’re not drinking it every day, it may be worth looking at how to reduce it,” he said.
Katz noted that while the American Beverage Association recommends avoiding caffeinated coffee entirely, he noted that the caffeine content is not a factor when considering the amount and type of coffee to choose from.
“In terms of caffeine content, if you’re drinking a cup, it’s probably safe to drink it for the majority of people,” he explained.
“It’s not going to affect your blood pressure, heart rate, or anything like that.
If you’re at risk for heart disease or diabetes, you should consider a lower-calorie beverage.”
According to the American Cancer Society, caffeine is a compound that is responsible for the body’s energy expenditure and is a key component of the body and mind.
According to the National Institutes of Health, caffeine has been linked to the development of the following conditions:Depression, anxiety, fatigue, depression and cognitive decline.