Can’t do without your morning cup of joe? While you might pick decaf as the better coffee option, your drink may not be free of caffeine after all. Coffee is one of the major sources of caffeine. Although there’s no arguing that it is a national favorite, coffee has been linked to many medical conditions like hypertension, anxiety and heart arrhythmia.
If you’ve been a coffee addict who’s switched to decaf for health concerns, you may want to know that you’ve not completely eliminated caffeine from your diet. According to a study by University of Florida, almost all decaffeinated coffee contains some amount of caffeine.
It was found that if you drink five to 10 cups of decafs, it could lead to the same amount of caffeine dosage present in a cup of regular caffeinated coffee. This could pose as a serious problem for people who’ve been advised to cut back on coffee due to medical reasons.
It might make sense to switch to healthier drinks like fresh fruit juice, coconut water, or green tea: which has less than a third of caffeine found in a cup of coffee.