Let’s all agree. We all love our coffee and that hot cuppa is all you need to get going on a busy day or laze over a holiday.
And, many of us must have wondered at a variety of coffees available with the coffee shops and how they are made. Cappuccino, espresso, latte, mocha frappe and the latest being green bean coffee, there is no dearth of flavours, frothy, aroma filled cups in a coffee lover’s world.
However, do you know these varieties of coffees are not only delectable but also offer huge health benefits?
We will tell you the top five coffee flavours and why you should drink these varieties often, to boost your wellbeing.
Cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee made with smaller amount of steamed milk and a thick layer of foam. It has a bold taste and the most preferred variety.
Studies reveal that a cup of cappuccino up to 180 ml a day can significantly prevent the oxidization of bad cholesterol and prevent heart problems. It also lowers the chances of a stroke by 20 per cent and take it without sugar, to keep blood sugars under control. It also assists in digestion.
Coffee lovers often describe espresso as a little cup of delicious energy. This beverage will lift your mood on a bad day and helps in maintaining great health.
It is very similar to South Indian filter coffee, just made with fresh ground coffee powder and hot water. Drink espresso daily to boost your memory and improve concentration.
High on antioxidants, espresso is a powerhouse of polyphenols that help in fighting various infections, allergies and protect from free radicals like air pollution, UV rays and smoking hazards. It is also low on calories, so gulp it down, guilt free.
Latte is made by that is normally made with espresso, mixing it with steamed milk and milk foam. But, what makes Latte unique is its flavours.
These days Latte comes in various avatars like turmeric latte, beetroot latte, carrot cake latte, rainbow latte and even mushroom lattes. Drink it in any flavor, lattes are known for decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. A cup of latte in moderation helps in preventing cardiovascular disorders and aid in burning fat.
Turmeric, beetroot or any other natural flavoured lattes make your skin glow, work as memory boosters, relieve muscle pains and fight infections.
Mocha Frappe is another popular variety and it is a delight for those with sweet tooth. Made from coffee, sugar, condensed milk, chocolate syrup and whipped cream Mocha Frappe provides instant energy.
It also helps in fighting depression, maintaining liver health, beat insomnia, in relieving muscle pain and maintaining bone density.
Green Bean Coffee
Green bean coffee is a latest fad. The green bean coffee extract is made from unroasted coffee beans, is high in a compound called chlorogenic acid. The extract is mixed with hot water with sugar, honey or cardamom for flavor.
It is widely believed that green bean coffee aids in weight loss. It is also loaded with antioxidants, helps in lowering blood pressure, reduces levels of bad cholesterol and improves blood circulation.
The green coffee besides extract is also available in the form of supplements.