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    Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

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    Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Apr 11 2018, 22:32

    Michael Joseph at Nutrition Advance Site writes:

    "Instant Coffee Is It Good or Bad For You?

    "Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks.

    It tastes delicious and, for most people, it is a very healthy drink.

    However, there are many different types of coffee, and some people claim that instant coffee isn't as healthy as the freshly ground variety.

    There are a lot of facts and myths behind this claim, so this article aims to set the record straight.

    In this article, we will examine instant coffee's nutrition profile and how it compares to regular coffee.

    Most importantly, we'll look at what the studies say."

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    "For a real coffee connoisseur, instant coffee is never going to match up to a properly brewed cup. The taste just cannot compare.

    However, that isn't what instant coffee is trying to be.

    Instead, it offers a cheap and convenient option that is simple to make and easily transportable.

    It is also a gentler option for those who don't metabolize caffeine well.

    The health benefits are fairly similar, and the risks posed by acrylamide to human health haven't been firmly established.
    With this in mind, instant coffee is a decent option for those who don't care about drinking the best quality coffee."

    Read all of his article here
    https://www.nutritionadvance.com/instant-coffee-good-bad/

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    Re: Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Apr 13 2018, 17:50

    >>>
    Even Mark Sisson has been talking coffee  Exclamation

    "14 Ways to Make Coffee Healthier

    According to the stats, more than 80% of American adults use coffee to get going in the morning. Increasingly, we’re getting collectively pickier about what we drink, too. A report released this year by the National Coffee Association found that, for the first time in 67 years, more than half of all coffee consumed daily was classified as “gourmet.”

    But let’s be honest. There’s a lot of junk in that category—syrups and whipped toppings, soy milk and sugar galore. It’s a damned shame because coffee can offer big health benefits when done right. When done even better? Well, let’s take a look."
    Read more here
    https://www.marksdailyapple.com/14-ways-to-make-coffee-healthier/

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    Re: Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

    Post by chris c on Fri Apr 13 2018, 22:27

    I saw the title and immediately went and made myself a cup!

    Mu current favourite is L'Or (by Kraft) but availability is a bit spotty. Last week I bought some Colombian Free Trade, which is cheaper and tastes like it. I used to favour Nescafe Blend 37 but that went off the market a decade or more ago. The current Nescafe offerings are rather bland and mediocre by comparison.
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    Re: Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Apr 15 2018, 13:54

    One of our sons recommended L'Or but said wait until it was on special offer as it's one of the more expensive coffee's... We've tried both the Classique and The Intense, and I'm not a great coffee drinker so the taste test was really down to Eddie - he liked it thumb-up

    This week I've bought some M&S Rich Roast Instant Coffee, it's got the fairtrade mark so I'm hoping the taste will be good.

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    Re: Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

    Post by graham64 on Sun Apr 15 2018, 21:38

    My favourite instant coffee is Kenco Millicano  nearest taste to freshly freshly ground  I have tasted it's not cheap but is often on offer at some supermarkets, I recently bought a 170g pack for £4 normally £6.49  Cool  

    Kenco Millicano is our first wholebean instant – a clever combination of instant coffee and finely milled whole coffee beans. With essential oils locked in for a smooth, full-bodied flavour and rich aroma, Kenco is the closest thing to ‘proper’ coffee in an instant. Simply add a teaspoon to your cup and fill with boiling water.

    https://www.kenco.co.uk/kenco-uk1-old/range/instant-coffee/kenco-millicano/kenco-millicano/


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    Re: Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

    Post by chris c on Sun Apr 15 2018, 22:16

    Thanks, that might be worth a try. The previous Kencos I tried were distinctly below average.

    Long ago I had a coffee machine, and one place I worked I had another one in my office, but it's pricey compared to instant. Some of the machines are a ridiculous price too but I just looked on Amazon and there are still some cheap ones.
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    Re: Instant Coffee : Is It Good or Bad For You?

    Post by graham64 on Mon Apr 16 2018, 22:47

    Agreed I've never been impressed with Kenco until I tried the Millicano, previously tried other versions of their instant and ground coffees not to my liking at all


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