Question: Is instant coffee more harmful than usual?

Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. Every year, humanity

drinks

more than four billion cups of coffee. Researchers from Harvard and Cambridge

found out ,

that drinking coffee reduces the risk of developing cancer of the breast, rectum, uterus and prostate gland , reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Natural coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, including

polyphenols

- they are responsible for the prevention of many diseases. One cup of coffee (250 ml) contains 11% of the daily value of vitamin B2, as well as manganese, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.

According to scientists, a healthy norm of coffee is no more than six cups per day.

The presence of nutrients in a drink depends on the quality of coffee and the methods of its preparation. Instant coffee, which is so popular in Russia, is produced by sophisticated processing of coffee beans. Because of this, instant coffee contains much less vitamins and antioxidants. Most instant coffee is made from robusta.

Robusta has twice as much caffeine as Arabica; it is more bitter and tastes simpler.

If there is no choice, you can sometimes afford to drink a couple of cups of instant coffee - for example, at a party or in the office. But abuse such a drink is not worth it. If you like coffee, learn how to make it in the right ways and from quality beans.

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