Our "regular" cup of coffee has a supposedly more innocent twin that we have all ingenuously cast aside; decaf. The rumor is that all our morning coffee is good for is to keep our eyes open wide enough to get through the day. A bit presumptuous, is it not? Caffeine aside, it appears that our dearest brewed friends have more to offer than most would consider. Decaffeinated coffee is actually not far different from traditional coffee.
First things first, allow us to dethrone the myth. Decaf is actually not entirely caffeine free. Though it may only have minimal amounts in comparison to its sibling, its lighter personality allows you to drink leisurely and experience all the more benefits.
Who knew that our food pyramid is actually in the shape of a mug? Decaf coffee, and regular coffee alike, actually carry around many nutrients we all need in our daily intake, including Vitamin B3. Both drinks also possess the necessary antioxidants to reduce the mundane chances of getting certain heart diseases, cancers, and diabetes.
Decaffeinated coffee is, in fact, brain food. Though its smaller traces of caffeine may not keep you as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as the go-to cup, it has enough, along with its antioxidants, to improve the human memory. Over time, this sustains us enough to prevent diseases of the mind and brain, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Connoisseurs of the world, hold on tight to your mugs and keep drinking. Keep an open mind to sipping some decaf after sunset. After all, you would be doing your body, your mind, and your palate a favor.
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