We know that you love your cup of coffee in the morning or as a way to beat the afternoon slump and we know that it’s the caffeine in that cup that gives you that jolt! Did you know though, that there are many health benefits to giving up the caffeine?
If your physician has told you to cut back on caffeine or if you’re finding that drinking caffeinated coffee with dinner makes it hard to fall asleep at night, you may be looking to change your afternoon drinking habits without giving up the delicious, smooth flavor of a cup of coffee.
What are some of the potential health benefits of decaffeinated coffee? Here are three:
- Its antioxidant properties can help protect your body’s cells from damage that can potentially lead to diabetes.
- Even decaf coffee contains high levels of antioxidants that can help prevent cancer.
- Caffeinated beverages can lead to high blood pressure or even heart disease and strokes, but when you remove the caffeine you are decreasing the risk of these potential health issues.
If you’re a lifelong caffeinated coffee drinker you will want to make a change to decaf coffee over time because withdrawal symptoms from caffeine are very real and can range from headaches to nausea and even muscle cramps and aches. If you’re simply looking for a way to enjoy a great cuppa throughout the day without having to worry about a late night caffeine buzz decaf might be an option to consider!