Coffee News: Is Instant Coffee Good For You?
Mar 30, 2016 04:44 AM EDT | By Sneha Susan John
When we think of coffee the first thing that comes to our mind is instant coffee. Instant coffee has a strong flavor that we get addicted to over time. In fact, instant coffee comprises a 50 percent of the total consumption of coffee in the world.
Instant coffee is made by spray drying or freeze drying.In spray drying, coffee extract is sprayed into the hot air. The hot air dries the coffee spray and turns them into a fine powder or small pieces. In freeze-drying, coffee extract is frozen and are cut into small fragments. The fragments are then dried at a low temperature under vacuum conditions.The two methods to make instant coffee keeps its flavors and nutrients.
We all know that coffee is a great source antioxidant. Instant coffee is also quite powerful and has more antioxidants than regular coffee. Though popular notion declares that instant coffee can be harmful, more and more research have come to state that instant coffee is a good source of many nutrients. Drinking the right amount of it can only be a boost to one's physical and mental health.
One cup of instant coffee holds 4 calories, and also contains small amounts of potassium, magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3). Since instant coffee has almost the same components as regular coffee, they share many of the same nutritional value as well. It has the power to enhance brain function. The caffeine in instant coffee can boost metabolism which can burn more fat. Coffee can trigger ones mood and help lower the risk of depression. Research demonstrates that three to five cups of coffee is good and can decrease your risk of diabetes, heart diseases and also Parkinson's disease.
Finally, coffee has many components that help the body in different ways. Instant coffee is loved by most people today, and it will continue to be one of the most loved beverages in the future as well.