Black coffee VS Regular Coffee - which is better for your health?

Black coffee VS Regular Coffee - which is better for your health?

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : March 4, 2014 5:56 PM IST

Black coffee vs coffee with milk and sugarLike so many other people, do you love your cup of coffee too? Is it an extremely critical component of your survival and you just can't do without a cup early in the morning or an hour after lunch? According to a study, people wouldn't give up their morning coffee for anything not Facebook, not alcohol, not even sex!

But, is coffee healthy? Yes, it is. It has many health benefits like reducing your risk of liver cancer and improving your memory. However, there are many ways to make coffee and while you may drink it however you like it, it's good to make a choice after knowing the difference in their nutrition. In this post, we'll discuss the differences between black coffee and coffee with milk and sugar.

1. Black coffee for weight loss

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If you are looking to lose weight, then you should definitely have black coffee as it has comparatively lower calories than coffee with milk and sugar. A cup of black coffee has just 4.7 calories while a cuppa prepared with milk and sugar has 56.6 calories.

2. Coffee with milk and sugar after evening

Black coffee will energize you and give you more mental clarity than normal coffee as there is no milk or cream to slow down it's effects. So drinking it after evening might keep you wide awake until late into the night which will disrupt your circadian rhythm. Taking the extra 50 calories instead would be healthier. If you already have issues with sleep, then don't have coffee at all after sunset. Here are some tips to sleep like a baby. Alternatively, if you have something important to do and are feeling sleepy, then you should go for a black coffee.

3. Coffee with milk and sugar if you have acidity

In case you have aciditiy, you should avoid having coffee (especially black coffee) as it has a very high pH. Also, having concentrated coffee can increase the concentration of acid in your urine. So make sure you have enough water or foods like cucumber to neutralize its effect.

You should also read about the benefits of green tea as it has so many more antioxidants than coffee or tea.

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