In order to talk about a healthy coffee, it is necessary to first mention the types of coffee. Today, the fast-growing coffee culture has introduced a wide variety of coffee types into our lives. First, it is not recommended to choose processed ready-made products called granular coffee sold in grocery stores. Apart from processed, industrial granular coffees that have lost their coffee properties, all other types of coffee called ground coffee can be selected according to taste. Turkish coffee, espresso, americano, filter coffee, such as many varieties of ground coffee flavours vary depending on the region from which they come, while hardness degrees vary according to roasting and cooking methods. For example, coffee from the Asian region gives a more bitter taste. Central and South American coffees are the most known and we actually consume the most. Those from the African region are light coffees in more vanilla, fruity flavors.
The main point of eating healthy coffee is consuming black coffee. If milk is preferred, this ratio should be determined according to the amount of milk a person should consume daily. But milk added enough to sweeten very little may not be accounted for. In addition, all flavors such as caramel, hazelnut, chocolate increase the calories of coffee. Flavored coffees can be consumed, provided that they are not continuous, but with high calorie rates, the right to daily consumption should be lost and the need to limit meals should be forgotten.
Flavonoids found in fruits and vegetables are aromatic pigment compounds with beneficial biochemical and antioxidant effects. By heat treatment, flavonoids in all nutrients undergo a certain amount of change. Because coffee also undergoes this change by heat treatment, there are some changes in its flavor. For this reason, less roasted and medium roasted coffees should be preferred instead of very dark roasted coffee. In this way, both flavonoids are used more and there is no loss of flavor. Less-roasted coffees have a slightly more sour taste. Medium-roasted coffees, on the other hand, have a slightly softer interior. Its flavor also varies depending on which type of coffee is consumed. But no matter what type of coffee it is, it will be more useful to choose more or less medium-roasted coffees than very roasted coffees, both in terms of Health and taste.
As with everything, coffee needs to go according to a balance. But the amount of daily coffee consumption varies depending on the hardness of the coffee consumed. For example, the amount of caffeine in espresso is greater than in filter coffee. The hardness of the coffee type also varies according to the way it roasts. Therefore more medium hardness 3. and 4. level coffees are recommended. The amount of coffee put in is also important. Drinking 2 per day from a cup of 300-400 ML made with an average of 2 teaspoons of coffee is the recommended amount of consumption.
Coffee purchased for the House must be purchased to be finished within 1-2 months at most, depending on the amount of consumption. It is not appropriate to keep coffee for long periods of time both in terms of flavor and in terms of flavonoids in its content. It is best to stock up on coffee in homes until it is finished in 1-2 months. In addition, consumption of coffee instead of meals on an empty stomach is definitely not recommended. Coffee causes an increase in stomach acid, increasing the risk of gastritis and reflux.
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