Davec said:My view is this is not a chemical I would want to see used on a food product that I am later going to consume. Indeed mabye all the damaging products are removed by roasting/possibly they are not!
ElPugDiablo said:I am not sure when is roasting done under oxygen starved conditions. In an oxygen starved conditions we won't have roaster fire, but we all know roaster fire is something we all watch out for.
Most gas fired drum roasters today are roasted by means of convection, i.e. air hot via blower. I am not sure how oxygen starved they are. Anyway, if there are definitive study that shows MC decafed coffee is harmful to ones health, I would appreciate some information about such study.Davec said:Oh oxygen starved doesn't mean 0 oxygen, so you can still get a fire....damm the no edit option on posts.
what is your take on recent studies about the multiple health benefits of coffee?gyumust said:Although there are many substances in coffee, people point to caffeine alone as being the only harmful one. It is for this reason that many people have turned to decaffeinated coffee. Coffee consists of more than just caffeine and while decaffeinated coffee may not have this particular substance, it is still full of chlorogenic acid, caffeol and diterpenes. These substances may not be caffeine but they still have the ability to exert strong physiological and psychological effects. While most people have strong responses to caffeine, there are some people whose responses to chlorogenic acid, caffeol and diterpenes are just as strong. Thus, avoiding regular coffee and drinking decaffeinated coffee alone is not enough. There are times when is best to avoid all types of coffee.
Some studies have found that decaffeinated coffee increases the risk of heart attacks. Regular coffee has the same effect as a result, removing the caffeine does not lead to reduced risk. Furthermore, an increase in the type of cholesterol that causes heart attacks and leads to various cardiovascular disease has been noted in people who changed over to decaffeinated coffee. In addition, the risk of developing cardiovascular disease is not diminished by switching to decaffeinated coffee. This is because chlorogenic acid, a substance found in both regular and decaffeinated coffee, is thought to play a significant role in raising the plasma levels associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.
With or without caffeine, coffee in general has strong effects on the body''s metabolism. This is because coffee affects the central nervous system and raises the heart rate and blood pressure. This impact on the central nervous system can leave people feeling bothered, nervous and anxious.
Some of the digestive and gastrointestinal problems associated with regular coffee do not disappear when one switches to decaffeinated coffee. This is because coffee on its own is acidic. Thus, when ingested, it over stimulates the digestive tract and creates laxative like responses, in addition, it prevents the body from absorbing various minerals, such as iron, calcium and magnesium. Decaffeinated coffee still has the potential to induce heartburn and acid reflux. Other health problems associated with regular coffee continue to be associated with decaffeinated coffee. Decaffeinated still poses the threat of developing certain diseases, such as osteoporosis and diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma. In addition, while regular coffee has not been implicated in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, some studies indicate that drinking more than four cups of coffee per day can lead to rheumatoid arthritis.
Find more info at www.CaffeineAwareness.org