Count on caffeine that kick-start your day

By      14-Nov 2019       Reading Time: 7 Mins

Count on caffeine that kick-start your day

It’s November already! The weather these days require some warmth. Do you know what is the best thing that winters bring with it? The urge and craving of sipping coffee! Is there anything better than sipping on this winter essential- brew ‘coffee’ in your cozy blanket? Various researches have said that about 54% of Indians consume coffee like an energy drink. Almost all of us love to drink coffee but if you have questions like, “is it really healthy?” Or “How much do we have to consume?” And “what type of coffee has what amount of caffeine” then you have come up to the right place!

We have got all your worries covered. So, let’s get started with, whether this national drink of winters is good or bad to consume so often.

Good v/s bad?

From a long period of time, doctors have been telling people to avoid coffee because an overdose of coffee can increase the risk of heart disease and can also become an addiction which is not good for health. High amounts of caffeine can give good energy but addiction to such thing is not good for health and can further cause various complications in the human body. Various studies have also shown that excessive consumption of coffee can damage the digestive tract, which can further lead to stomach ulcers, heartburn and other illnesses.

But a recent study reveals that people who drink coffee should make proper adjustments to their lifestyles including diet and physical exercises and it will be all balanced. An excess of everything is harmful. Hence, taking care of what you are consuming and in how much quantity always play a vital role in keeping you healthy. Recent studies also said that there is no significant link between the caffeine and various heart-related issues such as high cholesterol, irregular heartbeats, stroke or heart attack.

In fact, various researches have revealed that those who drink coffee regularly in a limited quantity may have an 11% lower risk of type-2 diabetes.

Different types of coffee and it’s caffeine count

Espresso: Espresso is generally thick and is made by pouring boiling water over the finely ground coffee beans. Most people like their espresso straight without mixing it with foam or milk. It is a very effective and strong type of coffee and can be prepared in no time.

Caffeine count
One-shot = 40mg of caffeine
Two shots = 80mg of caffeine

Cappuccino: Cappuccinos are generally consists of espresso with a tiny layer of steamed milk and loads of foam on the top. This type of coffee is considered as one of the more soothing and refreshing ones because it has the perfect flavours of all the three ingredients (coffee, milk and sugar).

Caffeine count
Small/Medium = 80mg of caffeine
Large = 120mg of caffeine

Latte: Lattes are also known as one of the most popular coffee drink. Thanks to its aromatic and strong flavour! Lattes are damn good and even a small or medium cup of it can energise you like nothing else. It is made up of some espresso mixed with some steamed milk. Start your day off with this coffee and see the magic of it.

Caffeine count
Small/Medium = 80mg of caffeine
Large = 120mg of caffeine

Mocha: Mocha is a different version of latte and is really tasty and refreshing. It has chocolate syrup or powder added to the latte and later mixed up with the espresso and the foam.

Caffeine count
Small/Medium = 80mg of caffeine
Large = 120mg of caffeine

Caffeine count on a regular basis
As per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it’s safe to drink three to five cups of coffee on a regular basis. The maximum intake of caffeine per day is 400 milligrams. (Caffeine content is different in different coffee therefore, always keep an eye on how much of it you are consuming in a day).

Coffee is packed with great nutrients are also high in various antioxidants. Let’s have a look at the number of nutrients provided by caffeine.

A regular 8 ounce i.e. 240 milliliters cup of coffee contains:

  1. 11% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin).
  2.  6% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
  3.  2% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  4.  2% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin B3 (niacin)
  5.  1% of the daily recommended value of Folate
  6. 3% of the daily recommended value of Manganese
  7.  3% of the daily recommended value of Potassium
  8. 2% of the daily recommended value of Magnesium
  9.  1% of the daily recommended value of Phosphorus

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